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.
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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