SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Flash Memory Summit 2012 -- Skyera announced that its Skyhawk enterprise solid-state storage system has been chosen by the Flash Memory Summit as a Best of Show award winner for 2012 in the category of Most Innovative Flash Memory Enterprise Business Application. The annual Best of Show Awards is the premier opportunity for industry recognition of innovative products and solutions, and how they are being used in the marketplace.
Skyera's enterprise solid-state storage system is based entirely on 19/20 nanometer consumer Multi Level Cell (MLC) NAND Flash at a system price of less than $3 per gigabyte before compression and deduplication. The compact half-depth 1u form factor sports a staggering 44 terabytes of high performance, low latency native capacity for the most demanding Big Data, analytics and virtualization applications. It was designed from the ground up to incorporate the most innovative technology available to yield the 100 times life amplification required to achieve enterprise reliability and endurance requirements.
"Our participation at Flash Memory Summit has been quite the coming-out party for our Skyhawk enterprise solid-state storage system and to have it named as the Most Innovative Flash Memory Enterprise Business Application at the Best of Show Awards is certainly the icing on the cake," said Radoslav Danilak, Skyera CEO. "We have worked hard preparing Skyhawk to revolutionize the mainstream enterprise solid-state storage market and this award further validates our efforts in delivering next-generation performance and density at a price point equivalent to spinning disk."
Winning products were judged by a panel of industry experts who evaluated each nomination according to the following criteria:
- Distinctiveness of the application, technology, or product
- Central use of flash memory as a solution or innovation
- Technical and business significance to the general marketplace
"Enterprise flash memory technology is constantly seeking to break new ground of innovation in order to deliver lower levels of latency, higher levels of scalability and increased overall endurance which translates into next generation solid state storage solutions that achieve accelerated adoption in the marketplace," said Jay Kramer, Chairman of the Awards Program and President of Network Storage Advisors Inc. "We are proud to select Skyera Skyhawk for the Best of Show Award as it brings to the marketplace a new level of innovation and price/performance for flash memory technology that has the capability of making flash memory mainstream for general purpose storage solutions."
Skyera was honored at the Flash Memory Summit Awards evening reception in the Santa Clara Convention Center Exhibit Hall yesterday.
For a complete list of all the Flash Memory Summit Best of Show awards winners, visit www.flashmemorysummit.com.
Skyera Inc. is an emerging 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 featured in the Gartner report "Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies, 2012."
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