back to article $1.6bn VMware defence deal challenged by AWS, Citrix and Nutanix

Amazon Web Services, Citrix and Nutanix have protested a US government plan to sign a US$1.6bn software and support contract with VMware. Virtzilla's wares are widely used in the US military, which appears pleased with the company's products but unhappy with procurement arrangements. A Justification For Other Than Full And …

  1. MrGutts

    Sour grapes

    AWS, Citrix and Nutanix are just jealous like most of the contractors who loose out on a federal bid and throw a tantrum like kids. What they all forget because all three are still kind of new to the bidding process is that they just may find them selves on the black list.

  2. EssEll

    Same old, same old

    One company wins big contract, competitors don't like it.

    In related news, water is wet and fire is hot.

  3. trance gemini


    is "parnter" a new regism or just a typo?

    (that's how slow wednesdays are ..... zzzzz)

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: eh?

      Neah, the regism should be pantsner.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    E-procurement is officially dead then?

    I have done lots of work with companies spending huge amounts of time and money to move to e-procurement systems so that everyone who wants to buy a pencil automatically buys them all together and at a cheaper cost. These systems manage multiple vendors and generally smooth procurement and save money.......

    That was the sales brief, but i guess an easier way is to just give the big contract to Pencil World and never worry about it again.

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