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July 31, 2015 5:37 AM ET

Technology Hardware, Storage and Peripherals

Company Overview of Skyera, Inc.

Company Overview

Skyera, Inc. provides enterprise solid state storage systems. The company offers flash enterprise solid-state storage systems; and SEOS solid-state operating system for solid-state hardware, storage, and data management. Its solutions are used in analytics, big data, cloud, and virtualization applications. The company is based in San Jose, California. As of December 15, 2014, Skyera, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of HGST, Inc.

1704 Automation Parkway

San Jose, CA 95131

United States

Founded in 2010

Phone:

408-954-8100

Fax:

408-899-8701

Key Executives for Skyera, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 52
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Co-Founder and Chief Architect
Vice President of Finance
Vice President of Operations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Skyera, Inc. Key Developments

Skyera Introduces Second-Generation All-Flash Array - skyHawk FS

Skyera, Inc. introduced its second-generation solid-state array that allows companies to upgrade their legacy storage platform to flash-based storage at the price of traditional spinning disk technology. Skyera skyHawk FS is purpose-built for high performance and low cost and leverages the most-advanced NAND memory to deliver the high density, lowest power consumption and flash-optimized software features -- all within the industry's smallest footprint. With 136TB of raw flash in a 1U storage system, the skyHawk FS occupies up to 99% less space and consumes as much as 97% less power while achieving price points equivalent to traditional enterprise disk storage systems. Skyera's unique and groundbreaking approach to flash technology allows enterprises to be smarter about how they satisfy their data demands. The solution's small size, weight and power provide measurable OPEX savings while its superior inline hardware-assisted data reduction minimizes storage costs. Unified SAN and NAS in a single platform provides architecture flexibility. The skyHawk FS is designed to enable high performance and low latency to address a broad range of application workloads, including database, server virtualization and Big Data environments. skyHawk FS is the densest solution on the market with up to 136TB of raw flash in 1U. With bandwidth speeds up to 2.4GB/s and up to 400,000 IOPS with microsecond latencies, the skyHawk FS is much faster than disk-based storage solutions. Skyera's latest offering supports both iSCSI and NFS protocols and its lightweight design -- only 25 pounds -- provides unparalleled portability. Skyera skyHawk FS incorporates the Skyera Storage Operating System (SeOS), which offers a wide range of capabilities to access, manage and protect data. The unified all-flash multi-protocol storage solution simplifies storage management infrastructure and minimizes the number of storage systems required, resulting in lower CAPEX and as much as 90%+ reduction in OPEX. Skyera's Life Amplification technology extends the projected life of the flash layer by 100 times while proprietary RAID SE technology protects against any flash chip failure within the unit for increased reliability.

Skyera Inc. Names Dado Banatao to its Board of Directors

Skyera Inc. announced that Dado Banatao has joined the company's Board of Directors. Banatao is the managing partner of Tallwood Venture Capital. Banatao serves as Chairman of Ikanos and Inphi Corporation and is on the board of directors of Wave Semiconductor.

Skyera Announces Management Changes

Skyera has promoted Frankie Roohparvar to CEO. Roohparvar, veteran of more than 30 years in the flash and non-volatile memory industries, assumes the leadership role of the company. Dr. Radoslav Danilak, co-founder of Skyera, becomes CTO of the company. Before joining Skyera in 2012, Roohparvar served in various senior engineering and executive positions in flash memory and NAND development at Micron Technology, ultimately responsible for design centers in California, Colorado, Japan, Italy and China for the $10 billion company.

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