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There are a handful of large-scale, well-established big wigs in the cloud industry. Amazon Web Services and Microsoft are the heaviest hitters in the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market, closely trailed by Google, IBM, and Oracle. However, GovTech uncovered a surprising reality when it comes to local and state governments’ relationship to IaaS suppliers: awards for services tend to go to third-party vendors.

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This isn’t to say that the products of behemoths like Microsoft’s Azure are not being employed⁠—they certainly are. It simply means the realm of cloud services is ruled by a greater number of small vendors rather than the government working unequivocally with the product’s source company. Some suppliers to keep in mind in this not-so-small ballpark include:

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