SAN JOSE, CA – October 29, 2014 — / — Skyera Inc., the leader in highest density, all-flash arrays (AFA) that maximize data center efficiency, today introduced its second-generation solid-state array that allows companies to upgrade their legacy storage platform to flash-based storage at the price of traditional spinning disk technology.

Skyera skyHawk FS is purpose-built for high performance and low cost and leverages the most-advanced NAND memory to deliver the highest density, lowest power consumption and flash-optimized software features – all within the industry’s smallest footprint. With 136TB of raw flash in a 1U storage system, the skyHawk FS occupies up to 99 percent less space and consumes as much as 97 percent less power while achieving price points equivalent to traditional enterprise disk storage systems.

“With the increasing volume of data that needs to be stored and analyzed by contemporary enterprise applications, there is an increasing pressure on IT organizations to develop strategies to help them gain the upper hand in effectively and efficiently managing their storage,” said Mark Peters, Senior Analyst at ESG. “Rather than simply deploy more and more traditional equipment into the data center – which uses more power, space, cooling and management – Skyera’s innovative use of flash technology to provide extremes of both capacity and performance can help organizations save on their capital and operational expenditures and positively impact their bottom line.”

Skyera’s unique and groundbreaking approach to flash technology allows enterprises to be smarter about how they satisfy their data demands. The solution’s small size, weight and power provide measurable OPEX savings while its superior inline hardware-assisted data reduction minimizes storage costs. Unified SAN and NAS in a single platform provides architecture flexibility. The skyHawk FS is designed to enable high performance and low latency to address a broad range of application workloads, including database, server virtualization and Big Data environments.

skyHawk FS is the densest solution on the market with up to 136TB of raw flash in 1U. With bandwidth speeds up to 2.4GB/s and up to 400,000 IOPS with microsecond latencies, the skyHawk FS is much faster than disk-based storage solutions. Skyera’s latest offering supports both iSCSI and NFS protocols and its lightweight design – only 25 pounds – provides unparalleled portability.

Skyera skyHawk FS incorporates the Skyera Storage Operating System (SeOS), which offers a wide range of capabilities to access, manage and protect data. The unified all-flash multi-protocol storage solution simplifies storage management infrastructure and minimizes the number of storage systems required, resulting in lower CAPEX and as much as 90%+ reduction in OPEX. Skyera’s Life Amplification technology extends the projected life of the flash layer by 100 times while proprietary RAID SE technology protects against any flash chip failure within the unit for increased reliability.

“Today’s business conditions demand that enterprises keep their most-important applications running at all times and require that their storage is able to provide the speed and capacity necessary to support these business-critical apps,” said Frankie Roohparvar, CEO of Skyera. “Skyera skyHawk FS has the ability to accelerate even the most-demanding applications while significantly reducing infrastructure costs. By providing low latency and high transactional throughput, we are able to not only optimize database workloads but also provide dramatically higher performance with fewer bottlenecks for virtualized environments.”

The skyHawk FS is immediately available. For more information or to inquire about purchasing an all-flash array, interested parties can contact an authorized reseller or email

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Skyera solid-state storage architecture leverages the most advanced NAND flash, delivering the highest density, lowest power consumption and flash optimized enterprise software features – all within the industry’s smallest footprint. Data centers designed with Skyera’s high performance, cost-efficient, purpose-built solutions occupy up to 99 percent less space and consume up to 97 percent less power compared to traditional enterprise storage systems. For more information, visit

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