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EMC sues startup for stealing trade secrets through staff hires

John Ribeiro | Nov. 7, 2013
Pure Storage counters that the suit is a 'sideshow' to real competition between Pure and EMC over all-flash storage.

Dietzen said his company was looking forward to EMC's launch next Thursday of an XtremIO all-flash array, as "competition also fuels market growth." EMC acquired Herzliya, Israel-based startup XtremIO last year to target the all-flash enterprise storage market.

On hiring employees, Dietzen said he believed in employee freedom, and Pure Storage would continue to hire "great, ethical people" wanting to join the company.

Besides asking for damages, EMC is also asking the court to order Pure Storage to return its confidential information.



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