The CIA has agreed to a 10-year deal with Amazon Web Services (NASDAQ:AMZN) that's worth up to...

Mar. 19, 2013 4:03 PM ETAmazon.com, Inc. (AMZN)AMZNBy: Eric Jhonsa, SA News Editor
The CIA has agreed to a 10-year deal with Amazon Web Services (NASDAQ:AMZN) that's worth up to $600M, trade publication FCW reports. AWS will reportedly build a private cloud for the CIA to help it "keep up with emerging technologies like big data in a cost-effective manner." While not as big a validation of AWS as having the CIA use Amazon's public cloud (that could be a while), such a deal would still be a major talking point as AWS tries to expand its enterprise/government base. (Macquarie estimates) (more)

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