Basilio said while HDS's roadmap is similar to what EMC has already done, he said it differs in that HDS is not acquiring pieces of technology to address IT needs.
"Between speed and end-to-end management, what really matters is end-to-end management. Users don't want to be surrounded by silos," Basilio said. "EMC is trying to do that by buying parts ... and assembling them. We're building our own technology to surround our platform with that capability."
"At product release you get the integration up front. When you acquire a company, that integration comes much later," added Patrick Allaire, a vice president of product marketing at HDS.
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