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Microsoft Cloud in France Gets $10 Billion from US Government!

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I just read a news story about Microsoft receiving a new $10 billion contract from the US government for building cloud computing services. The photo that accompanies the article shows a Microsoft building located in France. Since MSFS 2020 will be running off a Microsoft cloud computer and the sim is being developed in France, this huge inflow of money is definitely good news. I just hope they gave Lionel the entire $10 billion up front and in cash.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/microsoft-record-high-pentagon-contract

 

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Let's wait until all the law suits are settled before we try to use this service. 

 

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1 hour ago, jmdriskell said:

Let's wait until all the law suits are settled before we try to use this service. 

 

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Yup. Amazon might be feeling a certain sort of way about this.

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Highly doubt that they will locate those critical defense infrastructures outside of US. Even less will they allow their resources to be diverted to entertainment.

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I don't think MS servers will go down anytime soon, at least for the next 10 years.

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NSA's XKeyScore / StellarWind gets bigger !

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That is a nice photo of the new building in France, but there's nothing to link that building with the new cloud server they will be developing for the U.S. Government.


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You could look at this in two ways more investment in the cloud network around the world good for gaming (flight sim). or a few years from now someone at the top decides defence and corporate cloud infrastructure is the way to go gaming not important, sadly it`s happened before even Phil Spencer has people above him making the decisions. Only time will tell.


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Uh, the US Govt signed a contract with Microsoft to provide JEDI Cloud Service - https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/25/20700698/microsoft-pentagon-contract-jedi-cloud-amazon-details.  Doubt much will go directly to France.


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