Compaq licenses software for 'on-demand' storage effort

Compaq Computer Corp. and startup Storability Inc. will announce on Monday a three-year licensing deal in which the enterprise data storage company will provide software and services to Compaq and its corporate customers, a source close to Storability said Friday.

Officals from Compaq and Storability were not available for immediate comment.

Compaq has bought two licenses from Storability for its automated storage assurance services in the U.S. and Europe, the source said. The licenses will allow Compaq to offer data storage management services to its corporate customers.

Along with its "on-demand" managed storage services, Storability also offers storage software and technology, implementation services and knowledge transfer, according to the company's Web site.

Launched in early 2000, Storability competes with IBM Corp. and StorageNetworks Inc.

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