Report: Amazon, Microsoft and Google are vying for Boeing cloud computing contract
The Boeing Co., which has its corporate headquarters in Chicago, has created a new business unit for aviation services with its headquarters in Dallas. (Boeing Photo)
Amazon, Microsoft and Google are involved in a bidding process to provide Boeing with cloud computing services, a contract that’s expected to be worth at least $1 billion over several years, The Information reports.
Today’s report is attributed to four people with knowledge of the matter. GeekWire is reaching out to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, but this is typically something such companies wouldn’t talk about publicly during negotiations — as The Information found out.
The Information says AWS considers the Boeing contract “a must-win deal.” Andy Jassy, who’s currently in charge of AWS’ cloud business and is due to take over as Amazon’s CEO on July 5, is reportedly directly involved in the process.
Microsoft and Amazon are already involved in a high-profile competition for the Pentagon’s $10 billion JEDI cloud computing contract. That contract was awarded to Microsoft in 2019 but is facing challenges from Amazon. This month, The Wall Street Journal reported that the Department of Defense is thinking about “pulling the plug” on the contract because of the legal wrangling and political controversy surrounding the contract.