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 byLSI 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.”