Skyera Names Storage Industry Veteran Michael Klayko to Advisory Board Former Brocade CEO to Provide Strategic Expertise as Company Expands into Fibre Channel Market
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Skyera Inc., founded by an executive and engineering team with unsurpassed backgrounds in the solid-state, storage and networking arenas, today announced the appointment of Michael Klayko to its Advisory Board. Mr. Klayko, former CEO of Brocade Communications, the leader in Fibre channel storage area networking, will advise the Company as it increases its focus and sales efforts on the Fibre Channel market.
Klayko has more than 35 years of experience in the storage, computer and telecommunications industry. He is currently CEO of MKA Capital LLC, an investment company focusing on in high potential growth technology companies. In addition to his heading up Brocade, Klayko's previous experience includes executive positions at Rhapsody Networks (CEO), McData (Executive Vice President), EMC (Senior Vice President of Sales), HP and IBM. He becomes the fourth member of the Skyera Advisory Board, joining former SAP Chief Scientist Ike Nassi and electrical engineering academics Tong Zhang and Ken Takeuchi.
"Fibre Channel is the protocol of choice within the enterprise storage community because of its performance, reliability and interoperability and it has always been our goal to bring to market a high availability, active-active controller solution that can leverage protocols such as Fibre channel or iSCSI," said Radoslav Danilak, CEO and co-founder of Skyera. "Michael offers a unique perspective since he helped drive innovation, adoption and the ecosystem for Fibre Channel solutions, leading his former company to become and to remain the undisputed market leader. As a member of Skyera's Advisory Board, we believe Michael will ensure that we are providing solutions that maximize customer value from their enterprise storage system."
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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