The Army plans to expand its cloud services to include more Microsoft Azure

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The United State Army’s Enterprise Cloud Management Office (ECMO) has published a Request For Information looking for a partner to “expand its  multi-cloud environment.”

In particular, the Army wants to diversity away from Amazon’s services, and install more Microsoft Azure offerings.

The RFI specifically wants a cloud partner to implement Microsoft cloud services at impact level 6, the highest classification level – achieving parity with Amazon offerings – and ensuring seamless integration between the two.

According to the RFI’s statement of objectives, the Army’s ability to master cloud computing will be a “critical enabler” in its pursuit of an information advantage on the twenty-first-century battlefield.

Bidders have until the Nov. 20 to respond, with the contract expected to be worth several hundred million dollars.

Read more at Bloomberg Government here.

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