Trotz oder wegen Trump: Amazon macht immer mehr Cloud-Geschäft mit US Government

Ein interessanter Absatz im CIO Journal des Wall Street Journals vom heutigen 5. April 2018. Zwar kritisiert US Präsident Trup Amazon – das Journal schreibt von “Bashing” -, aber die US-amerikanischen Behörden vergeben andererseits immer mehr Cloud-Aufträge an Amazon. Amazon – nicht Microsoft, IBM oder Google – habe demzufolge die höchste Stufe, sensitive Daten zu speichern. Schon ziemlich erstaunlich, finde ich.

As Trump bashes Amazon, the government increasingly relies on it. In the past several years, Amazon.com Inc. has won much of the business to help the U.S. government move to the cloud, the Journal’s Ted Mann and Brody Mullins report. In the process Amazon has built up other security approvals from the government that allow it to store increasingly sensitive categories of data. Amazon Web Services is the only cloud company that has received approval for the government’s most sensitive information.

How big? Research firm GBH Insights predicts that Amazon’s government business will grow to $2.8 billion in 2018 and $4.6 billion in 2019, up from less than $300 million in 2015.

An even bigger prize looms. Amazon is seeking a 10-year contract with the Department of Defense that could be worth $10 billion.

via The Wall Street Journal – CIO Journal – 5.4.2018

(Stefan Pfeiffer)

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