Under the agreement announced today, Comparex will offer its products and EMC's assessment and software implementation services to customers. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.
EMC is a top player in the high-end storage market with complex systems that attach to mainframes, Unix servers and Windows NT-based systems. But the company faces increasing competition from Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Hitachi and Sun Microsystems in the storage market.
Comparex is a distributor of storage systems and migrations services for IBM System 390 mainframes in Europe and recently began targeting the Unix and Windows NT markets.