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Google wins prestigious US govt Cloud project

San Francisco, May 21 (IANS) Google which was dropped out of the $10 billion Pentagon Cloud project which was eventually won by Microsoft in a bitter fight with Amazon Web Services (AWS), has bagged a Cloud project with the US Department of Defense (DoD). Thomas Kurian-led Google Cloud announced that it won a pilot project with DoD''s Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) to build secure cloud management solution to detect, protect against, and respond to cyber threats worldwide. The multi-cloud solution will be built on Google''s a modern application platform Anthos, allowing DIU to run web services and applications across Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, and Microsoft Azure - while being centrally managed from the Google Cloud Console. The secure cloud management solution will provide benefits such as better network throughput with virtual firewalls and auditing devices that scale to meet demand up to 500,000 concurrent users and 1 million endpoints, Google said in a statement on Wednesday.

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