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Skyera adds Amit Bothra to executive team as VP of NAS Technologies
Company continues to enhance management ranks with top-tier talent
San Jose, Calif. – January 22, 2013 – Skyera Inc., founded by an executive and engineering team with unsurpassed backgrounds in the NAND flash, solid-state, storage and networking arenas, welcomed Amit Bothra as its new vice president of NAS technologies, a position created to escalate Skyera’s development of their next-generation distributed scale-out NAS solution for solid-state enterprise storage.
An innovative, hands-on executive, Bothra has led design and development of storage and system technologies for nearly 15 years, first for IBM and later at Symantec (through Veritas acquisition), ONStor and others. Most recently, he was director of engineering for Harmonic Inc.’s MediaGrid product line of scale out NAS storage optimized for broadcast and media.
“Next-generation flash storage requires file systems that are specifically designed and optimized for flash itself,” said Radoslav Danilak, CEO of Skyera. “The addition to our company of Amit, whose advanced skill set in these arenas, is a critical component in our mission to provide disruptive innovation to all areas of storage and file systems. Skyera’s young, dynamic company culture is an ideal place for Amit’s superior engineering talents, as well as his leadership and team-building experience.”
Bothra graduated with honors from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Kharagpur with a degree in Electronics & Electrical Communications Engineering.
Skyera’s skyHawk solid-state solution has received industry acclaim as a visionary and innovative product, validating Skyera’s approach to mainstream enterprise solid-state storage. Its SEOS solid-state operating system combines hardware, storage and data management into a unified solution that provides top performance, cost and power consumption attributes.
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,” was chosen by Flash Memory Summit as a Best of Show award winner for 2012 in the category of Most Innovative Flash Memory Enterprise Business Application, and won the Visionary Product Award at Storage Visions, 2013.