Re: Spitting, just because you can?
NO. it was not "attack on google" - it was bending of facts (and ElReg's previous articles).
Here are the facts:
"Global Cloud Storage Market 2018-2022: Major Vendors are AWS, IBM, Microsoft, Google, Oracle, HPE, Dell EMC, VMware, Rackspace, and Dropbox"
ALL OF THEM are members of ITAPS group (IT Alliance for Public Sector).
ITAPS member companies (80+ members): https://itaps.itic.org/about/member-companies
80+ members, but I can't see a word in article about Oracle, IBM, HPE, Dell etc.
Google holds below 5% of that market. https://www.skyhighnetworks.com/cloud-security-blog/microsoft-azure-closes-iaas-adoption-gap-with-amazon-aws/
So again, what's the point of emphasizing Google in this article, related to DoD-Microsoft's Azure vendor lock in contract?
Background of this story is, mostly simplified, Oracle(+Microsoft)&co against Amazon, and Amazon&co against Microsoft.
This article is substantialy based on previous two Reg JEDI articles - QUOTES:
"However, the plan has come under fire from tech advocacy groups, which claimed it could damage competition, innovation and even security. There are also concerns from other vendors, such as Oracle, that AWS is a shoo-in."
"ITAPS wrote to the House Armed Services Committee this week to voice concerns about the Department of Defense's plans for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) Cloud programme.
The group... includes a number of companies understood to be unhappy with the bid, such as IBM, Microsoft and Oracle – along with AWS, which is said to be the frontrunner for the contract."
It's probably based on Bloomberg's article "Oracle Is Leading Anti-Amazon Lobby on Pentagon Cloud Bid". But not a ONE mention of a Google there! (obviously and reasonably)
Actually, Trump is in open war with Amazon, so it could be interesting to put that fact in context with this DoD's JEDI contract which favorizes only MS.
But instead of that, "conclusion" of Reg article is, somehow, tied to - "slurping Chocolate Factory" (Google).
Google is working with DoD on "Project Maven", it could be worrisome, but that's totally different story.