Washington, DC.- The Pentagon on Friday awarded a $ 10,000 million contract to Microsoft for cloud data storage, a surprise award since Amazon’s main favorite, whose owner, Jeff Bezos, is facing the US president Donald Trump
Amazon – known in the cloud storage services sector as AWS – has a market share of 48%, while Microsoft is 15.5%.
The contract, called Joint Infrastructure Defense Company (JEDI), aims to change its own storage systems for cloud data from technology giants, allowing access to the latest technology and massive servers.
In addition, according to US media, the Pentagon contract, the mayor of its history in the technological field, is expected to serve as an example for other government agencies.
The award of the contract comes after Trump has referred to it several times following complaints filed by Amazon’s initial competitors, such as Microsoft, IBM or Oracle itself.
Trump, in addition, maintains a struggle with Bezos, in addition to Amazon he owns the newspaper The Washington Post, one of the most critical media with the president’s management and which has been the subject of his anger.
An Amazon spokesman, Drew Herdener, said after the Pentagon decision that the company is «surprised.»
The Pentagon, for its part, said in a statement that all parties «have been treated fairly and evaluated in a manner consistent with the evaluation criteria established» in the call.