Oracle Cloud JEDI Suit Dismissed, AWS, Microsoft Azure in Line for Contract
… significant performance and security capabilities over legacy cloud providers. We look forward to working with the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, and other public-sector agencies to deploy modern, secure hyperscale cloud solutions that meet their needs.”
Oracle got a late start in the cloud provider space and has been pushing for the past several years to catch up, including last year unveiling the latest version of its Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), which included the idea of regions and availability domains and improved performance, security, governance, value and controls. Last month the company partnered with Microsoft in a deal that allows customers of each to run their mission-critical workloads on the other’s cloud.
Endpoint Technologies’ Kay said despite such work, Oracle continues to lag the top cloud service providers, particularly AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform, which he said “are the only ones with any position in this market.”
With the court’s decision in, the DoD is now set up to award the JEDI contract to either AWS or Azure, a move that could happen as early as next month. JEDI is designed to become the DoD’s primary cloud environment, though it’s only part of a larger cloud modernization effort.