Specifically, EMC plans to port its storage software, including PowerPath and Legato NetWorker, to Sun's Solaris 10 operating system. The company will also port its Documentum, Legato and Smarts programs to the operating system on systems with both Sparc and Advanced Micro Devices Opteron processors, the companies said Thursday.
The work should help businesses use Sun and EMC technologies together to share, protect and store data, they said.
The companies also agreed to jointly handle customer support calls, and Sun will continue to resell EMC's Legato NetWorker as its backup and recovery software.
Sun and EMC said they're also discussing joint technical efforts related to Sun's Cluster software and a number of other technologies.