This is the largest tech merger to date. 67 billions USD. When you say EMC, you also say : VMware, RSA and Pivotal. There is indeed lot of overlapping between the two groups (Dell & EMC), but so much room for synergy, an enormous global market share in many “tech sections”, and obviously a path to vertical integration in a way recalling Oracle or IBM’s old days.
Interesting, when you see HPE selling software assets to MicroFocus.