Google has won a major contract from the United States Department of Defense, the DoD.
The Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit chose Google’s Anthos cloud technology to detect, nip, and respond to cyber threats worldwide.
It would be a multi-million dollar tender.
The deal is considered a major victory for Google’s cloud division. The internet giant previously grabbed next to another mega-contract from the Pentagon, the so-called JEDI cloud contract.
That was granted to Microsoft (Azure) in October 2019, but a US judge temporarily blocked that deal after criticism from competitor Amazon.
The e-commerce giant found the tender to be unfair because President Trump was involved.
Google, in turn, can work on the defence contract without delay.
The cloud solution will be built on Anthos, enabling the Defense Innovation Unit to run web services and applications on Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, while centrally managing everything from the Google Cloud Console.