Skyera Collaborates with Toshiba to Optimize Enterprise-Class Solid State Storage

  Skyera Collaborates with Toshiba to Optimize Enterprise-Class Solid State

Strategic alliance ensures next-generation NAND Flash chips meet mainstream
enterprise storage needs

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 14, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Skyera Inc., founded by an
executive and engineering team with unsurpassed backgrounds in the
solid-state, storage and networking arenas, today announced its collaboration
with Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., a technology leader
providing advanced NAND flash architectures enabling mission-critical
enterprise storage applications.


As part of the collaboration, Skyera and Toshiba will work together to ensure
that their storage products deliver the high-performance and high-capacity
storage to support the business-critical needs of enterprises today and into
the future. This exchange of technical and development information will allow
Skyera to fully leverage the enterprise-class architecture of Toshiba's new
second generation advanced 19nm(A19nm) NAND Flash technology as part of its
skyEagle™ series of all-Flash enterprise storage arrays.

"Enterprise customers require a different set of features for their storage
architectures than those in the consumer marketplace – higher performance,
improved power efficiency and capacity," said Scott Nelson, senior vice
president, memory business unit, Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.
"By working closely with Skyera, we ensure that we continue to offer the
unmatched innovation and leading-edge technologies that our customers have
come to depend on from Toshiba. We look forward to a successful relationship
with Skyera as we continue to deliver on this commitment with optimized
solutions that address the needs of enterprises worldwide."

"Toshiba's enterprise NAND products are well known for their ability to
deliver the functionality and performance that enterprises desire with the
high-quality engineering and manufacturing they need to be successful," said
Radoslav Danilak, CEO and co-founder of Skyera. "This agreement allows for a
very symbiotic exchange of technical information that will enable both
companies to leverage our collective expertise to advance solid-state
computing in the mainstream. We are proud to have the opportunity to work
closely with Toshiba to usher in the new era of all-Flash enterprise storage."

Skyera is the only enterprise array vendor with an advanced Flash controller
that can take advantage of the cost and capacity benefits of the most advanced
NAND Flash media, yet still deliver IOPS performance and durability that
exceed enterprise standards. Skyera's third-generation adaptive Flash
controller, as implemented in the company's new skyEagle solid-state array,
provides a 5-year Flash lifecycle at a price point now even lower than
HDD-based enterprise storage arrays. To achieve comparable performance and
durability with conventional Flash controllers requires other array vendors to
use older generation, more expensive eMLC or SLC Flash and sacrifice the
density and capacity of the newest advanced 19nm Flash chips.

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About Skyera

Skyera Inc. is a disruptive 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 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. For more information about the company, visit

About Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.

Through proven commitment, lasting relationships and advanced, reliable
electronic components, Toshiba enables its customers to create market-leading
designs. Toshiba is the heartbeat within product breakthroughs from OEMs,
ODMs, CMs, VARs, distributors and fabless chip companies worldwide. A
committed electronic components leader, Toshiba designs and manufactures
high-quality flash memory-based storage solutions, solid state drives (SSDs),
hard disk drives (HDDs), discrete devices, advanced materials, medical tubes,
custom SoCs/ASICs, imaging products, microcontrollers and wireless components
that make possible today's leading smartphones, tablets, cameras, medical
devices, automotive electronics, enterprise solutions and more.

Mark Smith
JPR Communications
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