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Big Business in the Cloud - Part 2

By Steve Simmerman | 03/22/2013 | 7:51 AM

In my last blog I talked about how big the stakes are in the cloud computing marketplace.  I wanted to share this story with DC Velocity readers regarding a potential $600 million cloud computing contract - yes, that's right, $600 million contract.  As reported by Frank Konkel on http://www.businessinsider.com/cia-600-million-deal-for-amazons-cloud-2013-3#ixzz2OHMGbE00, the CIA is on the verge of signing a cloud computing contract with Amazon, worth up to $600 million over 10 years.

As the story goes on to say, this would have a huge competitive impact on other cloud providers such as VMware and Citrix.  The contract is reportedly for a private cloud vs. a public cloud. I'm sure we'll be seeing more in the near future as companies explore cloud options including the choice between private and public cloud offerings. No doubt, the cloud is here to stay...stay tuned.

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