Say hello to old friend Dell Technologies on Sept. 7

Dell will complete its acquisition of EMC on Sept. 7, ending nearly a year of approvals and decades of history for the two companies that will combine to become Dell Technologies.

The mammoth deal was announced last October with an estimated value of $67 billion. The companies recently crossed their last regulatory hurdle when China’s Ministry of Commerce signed off on the deal.

Buying EMC and its federation of related companies will make Dell a stronger player in key areas that include software-defined data center, converged infrastructure, hybrid cloud, and security, Dell Technologies Chairman and CEO Michael Dell said in a press release.

It will be the only company selling everything from edge devices to core data centers and cloud infrastructure, he said earlier this year. Dell Technologies’ major competitors will include Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, and Cisco Systems.