Trends Report

The Rise Of JWCC Is A New Hope For Multicloud

Goodbye, Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI); Hello, Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC)

August 5th, 2021
With contributors:
Lauren Nelson , Naveen Chhabra , Tyler Brown , Diane Lynch

Summary

In July 2021, following years of extensive legal battles, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced the cancellation of its $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract. This event marked a bitter end to the fight over the DoD’s single-vendor contract to Microsoft Azure and a heavy blow for Microsoft. With its multicloud requirements, the new proposed contract, the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC), represents a major win for all public cloud providers. This report outlines the problems that plagued JEDI and the developments the industry can expect as the DoD rolls out new requirements.

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