Storage Technology (StorageTek) has bought Storability Software in order to acquire its enterprise storage resource manager product.
StorageTek is building a comprehensive information lifecycle management product set, aiming to provide more storage tiers and facilities than any other supplier.
To meet that goal it needs to offer large customers the ability to review thousands of individual elements of their storage set-up and see how much they cost, how well they perform and whether they are worth it.
Storability was a storage service provider that refocused on development and sales of the software it used to manage storage for its customers.
It recently announced Global Storage Manager v4, which added business analytic functions to its existing heterogeneous storage element viewing and monitoring - capabilities that are a natural fit with StorageTek's information lifecycle management strategy.
Chris Mellor writes for Techworld.com