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:
Identity Automation provides services and products in information technology equipment, software, supplies, and support equipment.
Northwest Regional Data Center offers infrastructure for system support and application hosting. They provide management support for responding to disasters, ensuring uptime, and providing business continuity.
Oracle offers an optimized and fully integrated stack of business hardware and software systems. Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and a data center from servers and storage, to database and middleware, through applications.
Ernst and Young provides advisory, assurance, tax, and transaction services to help you retain the confidence of investors, manage your risk, strengthen your controls and …
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SoftwareONE offers cloud services, predominantly its PyraCloud platform. SoftwareONE is well-established with over 10,000 top software vendors on a global scale.
Carahsoft Technology Corp. is a government IT solutions provider that specifies their major offering areas as: Big Data, Cybersecurity Solutions, Cloud Computing Solutions, Geospatial Solutions, Mobility Solutions, Virtualization Solutions, Machine Learning & AI, Healthcare, FedRAMP, Citizen Experience Solutions, In-Q-Tel/a16z, Open Source, Law Enforcement, Internet of Things (IoT).
CDW is a multinational technology retail company. Its subsidiaries include CDW-G Direct and CDW-G Government. CDW offerings include IT, Business, and Healthcare Products.
Dell is a part of Dell Technologies, Inc. Dell Technologies, Inc specifies their major offering areas as: Cloud, Converged Infrastructure, Hyperconverged Infrastructure, Data Storage, Networking, Servers, Midmarket Products, PCs & Displays, Infrastructure Solutions, Workforce Solutions, Industry Solutions, OEM, Consulting Services, Deployment Services, Support Services, Education Services, Managed Services, Payment Solutions, Virtustream Cloud Services, Flexible Consumption Models, Dell Premier Solutions.
SHI offers custom IT solutions from software and hardware procurement to deployment planning, configuration, data center optimization, IT asset management, and cloud computing.
Safer Network Solutions offers software, hardware, and security services. They have partnered with companies like Cisco, HP, Barracuda, and McAfee to ensure high-quality services are provided.
Barracuda Networks provides services and products in computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing.
Also, keep in mind the cloud service industries steady growth. POs have been observed to grow at a stable pace for the past five years with orders from state and local governments growing a total of 400 percent from 2012 to 2017. GovTech reports government officials confirming a heightened sense that states are pushing into the cloud.