Oracle is leading efforts in Washington to block Amazon’s Amazon Web Services cloud unit from landing a massive cloud computing contract with the Department of Defense, according to a report from Bloomberg. AWS is widely seen as the leading candidate to win the Pentagon deal, which could reportedly be worth as much as $10 billion over the next decade. Oracle’s protest is unsurprising on many...
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Amazon’s Anthropic Deal Signals Cloud Sector Turbulence
You know the cloud industry is in upheaval when industry leader Amazon Web Services has to copy a tactic used by its smaller rivals to compete more effectively. The Amazon unit’s decision on Monday to invest up to $4 billion in AI startup Anthropic, as part of a broader deal in which AWS becomes the startup’s “primary cloud provider,” looks a lot like the type of equity-for-business deals AWS...
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