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Skyera Names Andy Tomlin Chief Architect Former Western Digital VP lends flash, SSD expertise to disruptive enterprise storage systems provider

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Skyera Inc., founded by an executive and engineering team with unsurpassed backgrounds in the NAND flash, solid-state, storage and networking arenas, today announced that it has added 25-year storage veteran Andy Tomlin to its management team as Chief Architect.  Tomlin will lead the design, development and execution of the future product roadmap for the company's skyHawk series of enterprise solid-state storage systems.

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In addition to his service within the general storage industry, Tomlin has spent more than 10 years specializing in flash with over 30 flash-related patents in various stages of application. An expert in SSD architecture, Tomlin has developed seven different flash management systems at Sandisk, SandForce and Western Digital.

Tomlin comes to Skyera from Western Digital where he served as Vice President of SSD Development responsible for all firmware, software and hardware architecture. Prior to Western Digital, Tomlin was Vice President of firmware and software at SandForce, delivering two generations of SF1000- and SF2000-based products. Previous experience includes roles at Sandisk, Quantum, Maxtor and IBM. 

"Piece by piece, we have assembled one of the most remarkable executive teams ever seen in the storage industry with nearly 300 years of experience among us," said Radoslav Danilak, CEO of Skyera. "The addition of Andy as our Chief Architect continues our mission of bringing the best and brightest together and validates the company's position at the forefront of the enterprise storage industry.  We look forward to leveraging Andy's in-depth knowledge, years of expertise and vision to propel the advancement of skyHawk to new heights."

Tomlin earned a Special Engineering Programme BEng from Brunel University in England.

The skyHawk series of enterprise solid-state storage systems, priced at an industry breakthrough price point of less than $3 per gigabyte, mark the first time that the latest generation 19/20nm solid-state technology can be used as a direct replacement for traditional enterprise hard disk-based systems.

Skyera's skyHawk has received industry acclaim as a visionary and innovative product, substantiating Skyera's approach to mainstream enterprise solid-state storage. Its SEOS™ solid-state operating system combines hardware, storage and data management into a unified solution that provides top performance, cost and power consumption attributes.

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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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