2014

Skyera Adds Top Talent to Executive Team with Kirk Law as new VP of Engineering Silicon Valley growth-stage expert joins rapidly expanding solid-state company

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Skyera Inc., founded by an executive and engineering team with unsurpassed backgrounds in the solid-state storage and networking arenas, today announced it has appointed Kirk Law its new VP of Engineering.

Law joins the Skyera team from NetApp, where he held several VP positions since joining the company in 2002 and has history of improving engineering execution, delivery, product quality, and customer product satisfaction. Within the company's Product Operations organization, he oversaw the Manageability Engineering Group's storage management software development. As VP of OEM Systems Engineering, he created and expanded strategic engineering partnerships. As VP of Systems Product Engineering, he guided the architecting, portfolio expansion, and delivery of storage hardware systems. He also held senior executive positions at Cacheflow (now Blue Coat Systems) and Silicon Graphics.

Law, who holds a bachelor's and a master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and is a recipient of Purdue's award for Outstanding Electrical & Computer Engineering, will drive Skyera's growing product development efforts during this time of rapid-fire customer acquisition. In the last year alone, the company has doubled its R&D headcount and is in the process of building its operations from its Silicon Valley origins to encompass other domestic and international regions.

"Kirk is an ideal choice to lead our talented engineering team as we gain customer traction in new regions, new vertical markets, and new use cases," said Radoslav Danilak, CEO of Skyera. "Throughout Kirk's background, he has raised the bar for storage product quality and is known to be an exceptional team leader and motivator."

"Skyera has changed the price/performance and efficiency dynamics in enterprise storage at a time when the demand for solid-state storage has exploded," said Law. "This is not a coincidence; Skyera's impressive development and leadership team have created a suite of products that users, investors, and industry leaders have all recognized as superior."

Skyera's purpose-built, vertically integrated storage platform delivers unprecedented density and efficiency to mitigate the expense of explosive data growth. Using an advanced understanding of NAND flash memory and controller design, Skyera manipulates the way it writes data to minimize degradation of the flash in order to increase durability without increasing costs. Skyera uses minimum overprovisioned capacity combined with hardware-based data reduction techniques and flash-optimized RAID-SE to deliver the best performance and life expectancy per flash cell at the most cost-effective capacity per dollar.

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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 skyera.com.

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