Why did the Department of Defense choose Microsoft over Amazon?

Amazon / Eng KHCr70
Oct 26 8 Comments

Long awaited decision for $10B cloud contract went to Microsoft over Amazon. (Surprise)

What went wrong for Amazon?

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/25/technology/dod-jedi-contract.html

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  • Uber hg hg
    Trump was confused Amazon was a river in Egypt. "We are buying clouds from Middle East now? Don't we have clouds of our own? I was assured by my yuge pocket coal friends we have lots of black clouds"
    Oct 26 1
    • Amazon / Eng
      weeeeeeee

      Amazon Eng

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      AWS
      weeeeeeeemore
      You tried 😬
      Oct 26
  • Amazon / Eng
    weeeeeeee

    Amazon Eng

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    AWS
    weeeeeeeemore
    Because Microsoft is more qualified in
    - availability zones and regions
    - more feature complete
    - has more secret and top secret cleared employees
    - has all required accreditation, including the highest
    - has the greatest marketshare and adoption in both enterprise and startup worlds
    - is not taking shortcuts to catchup to other competitors in the space
    - has superior customer service and obsession
    - has experience with local, state, and federal (CIA, DOJ) agencies and a proven track record

    - Trump doesn’t hate them πŸ™ƒ
    Oct 26 1
    • Microsoft
      Tier 1

      Microsoft

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      #1 in Prestige
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      We work with DOJ and DOD already, but I thought AWS had the existing CIA contract? Or do we both?
      Oct 26
  • Hulu MkPd7352
    Amazon wasn't offering enough 🍌🍌🍌
    On the other hand, MSFT was offering a lot of windows updates!!! πŸ˜‚
    Oct 26 1
    • Uber hg hg
      And office. Don't forget outlook and office updates!
      Oct 26
  • New xdjG20
    Cheaper
    Oct 26 0
  • Genesys / Creative
    washtub

    Genesys Creative

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    Deloitte
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    Microsoft won on meritβ€”and Trump hates Amazon.
    Oct 26 0

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