Skyera Collaborates with Toshiba to Optimize Enterprise-Class Solid State Storage Strategic alliance ensures next-generation NAND Flash chips meet mainstream enterprise storage needs

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.

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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 skyera.com.

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.

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