The partnership represents the evolution of work the two companies have done together for more than a decade, says Barry Field, senior vice president of global sales for Terremark. EMC equipment has been used since the company's managed hosting offerings debuted, and Terremark uses both VMware hypervisor equipment and RSA security services, both of which are sold through divisions of EMC. Representatives from both companies also say they hope to expand the relationship beyond using EMC hardware for the storage aspect of Terremark's private cloud offering, and both companies are interested in global sales opportunities emerging from the joint agreement.
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