Amazon files lawsuit against Microsoft over Pentagon contract
23 Jan 2020
This photo shows the logo of the American multinational technology company Amazon. File photo
Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday said it filed a motion to pause the US Department of Defense and Microsoft Corp from carrying out an up to $10 billion cloud computing deal until a court rules on its protest of the contract award.
This photo shows the logo of the American multinational technology company Microsoft Corporation. File photo/AFP
The No.1 cloud computing company had indicated last week that it would file this motion, which asks the Pentagon and Microsoft to hold off beyond any initial activities related to the "JEDI" contract.
In a statement, its cloud unit Amazon Web Services said, "It is common practice to stay contract performance while a protest is pending and it's important that the numerous evaluation errors and blatant political interference that impacted the JEDI award decision be reviewed."