A subsidiary of Verizon Communications, Miami-based Verizon Terremark offers infrastructure and cloud services in addition to co-location services, managed hosting, network and connectivity services, and application services among others. Verizon Terremark has worked with federal civilian and defense agencies, including the Department of the Interior, in providing a variety of networks, managed services and security for the agency. According to Susan Zeleniak, senior vice president for Verizon's public sector division, this contract will give Verizon Terremark the opportunity to provide cloud services to other agencies.
"If you think of cloud infrastructure where agencies do not have to build their own data centers, buy their own equipment, maintain a staff to upkeep it, it can take advantage of an infrastructure that is already built and buy it as they need it," said Zeleniak. "This contract is beneficial to the DOI because they can buy it as they need it."