New Age of Enterprise Solid-State Storage Systems set to Begin with Launch of Skyera
San Jose, Calif. – June 19, 2012 –Skyera Inc., founded by an executive and engineering team with unsurpassed backgrounds in the solid-state, storage and networking arenas, announced today that the company is creating enterprise solid-state storage systems that deliver unparalleled performance and density at a price parity equivalent to today’s hard disk drive-based enterprise SANs.
Skyera is developing disruptive system-level solid-state storage systems that combine storage and network connectivity to achieve greater speed, reliability and efficiency than both traditional and solid-state solutions on the market today. By building an entirely new architecture from the ground up, rather than taking an incremental approach, Skyera will fully leverage the benefits of next generation flash memory while overcoming the limitations faced by solution vendors that shoehorn SSD devices into existing systems.
The company is headed by CEO Dr. Radoslav Danilak, who co-founded the world’s most-successful SSD controller company, SandForce, which was acquired by LSI Logic for $370 million last year; and Chief Architect Rodney Mullendore, co-founder and architect of Nishan Systems. Skyera‘s core engineering team is assembled from leading technology providers such as Brocade, Cisco, EMC, EVault, Hitachi, Intel, NVIDIA, STEC and Toshiba. Combined, the members of the Skyera team have been awarded more than 60 patents. Private equity has seeded the company with $6 million.
“Until now, vendors have attempted to either address the challenges of storage or the challenges of networking, but they haven’t yet cohesively approached both issues that enterprises face every day,” said Danilak. “We are attacking the whole infrastructure in a way that no other SSD vendor is today. Using MLC flash memory, we will deliver a higher performance, more intelligent solid-state architecture that will help companies overcome the limitations that are currently hampering IT transformation.”
Dr. Danilak’s previous company, SandForce, offered a controller that improved the endurance of flash by 10x. Today, Skyera is developing enterprise solid-state storage systems based on their completely new flash controller built from the ground up that will extend flash endurance by 100x. Click here to see the Skyera Flash Memory Controller video: www.skyera.com/technology
Skyera Inc. is an emerging provider of enterprise solid-state storage systems designed to enable a large class of applications with extraordinarily high performance, exceptionally lower power consumption and cost effectiveness relative to existing enterprise storage systems. Founded by the executives who previously developed the world’s most-advanced flash memory controller, Skyera is backed by key technology and financial partnerships designed to position it at the forefront of the hyper growth in the solid state storage sector. The company was featured in the Gartner report “Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies, 2012.”
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