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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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About Steve Simmerman

Steve Simmerman

Steve Simmerman is a Senior Director with JDA. Simmerman has more than 25 years of experience in the supply chain industry including software, consulting and material handling. He has focused his efforts on working with clients to achieve high performance supply chain results through partnerships and creative solutions. He is a member of CSCMP, WERC, and MHIA and is a regular contributor to several industry publications and events. Simmerman holds his undergraduate and MBA degrees from The University of Notre Dame.


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