LogicNow's acquisition by SolarWinds has prompted a slanging match between SolarWinds' CEO and his opposite number at Kaseya, as CRN sister publication Channelnomics Europe reports.
SolarWinds took aim at Kaseya following its acquisition of LogicNow last week, claiming the move puts it in a strong position to poach MSP customers from its rival.
This followed comments from Kaseya CEO Fred Voccola (pictured), who said he would be "scared to death" if he was a LogicNow customer, before going on to question SolarWinds' financial position.
"When SolarWinds went private it brought up a huge amount of debt and now they have LogicNow they have amounted even more debt," he said. "They are going to have to make cuts to their R&D teams to make up for that. I do not think it will happen immediately, but in 12 months it will happen."
The war of words escalated further when SolarWinds CEO Kevin Thompson responded to Voccola's comments.
"He [Voccola] has no ability to compete against us at this point, and he has not been competing with us for a very long time. They have been struggling for a while now. They are one of many in the space and no stronger than some of the others," he said.
For the full story, visit Channelnomics Europe.
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