Skyera Launches Skyhawk All-Flash Enterprise Solid-State Storage System

Skyera Skyhawk series of enterprise solid-state storage systems

Skyera introduced their Skyhawk series of enterprise solid-state storage systems. The Skyhawk series is based entirely on low cost 19/20 nanometer Multi Level Cell (MLC) NAND Flash. The solid-state storage systems features a capacity of up to 44 terabytes. The Skyhawk is priced at less than $3 per gigabyte (less than $1 a gigabyte with compression and deduplication). The Skyera system is ideal for big data, analytics and virtualization applications.

Skyera’s flash controller uses proprietary algorithms to dynamically tune the partitions during the lifetime of the flash, allowing the controller to adapt to different flash behavior as the media ages. The Skyera controller reduces damage that the flash oxide layer typically experiences on writes. With lower write amplification, adaptive ECC, and tight integration with Skyera’s RAID technology, the life of consumer-grade MLC is extended to a market-leading five years of enterprise usage. In addition, the Skyera architecture enables the controller and ECC to adapt to future generations of higher-capacity flash memory that will require different write parameters and more powerful error correction.

Skyhawk All-Flash Enterprise Solid-State Storage System

  • Proprietary algorithms dynamically tune the partitions during the lifetime of the flash
  • Minimizes damage to the flash oxide layer typically experienced during write cycles
  • Patent-pending DSP and ECC
  • Skyera RAID designed for total system awareness
  • In-line compression/de-duplication
  • Up to 5:1 capacity expansion with no performance degradation
  • Full AES encryption to protect data at rest
  • Capacity (usable before compression/de-dup): 12, 22, 44 TB
  • 40 x 1GbE
  • 3 x 10GbE
  • Performance up to 3.6 GB/s and up to 1M IOPs

Skyhawk Storage Management Software

  • Snapshots
  • Writable clones
  • Configurable QoS levels
  • Consistency groups
  • Performance monitoring
  • LUN creation and management
  • Thin provisioning
  • Dynamic re-sizing

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