Skyera Crams 136TB Flash Capacity Into 1U Box

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2014-10-29 Print this article Print

All-NAND flash storage array maker Skyera is pretty good about finding ways to cram a lot of capacity into a flat, pizza box-type form factor. Two years ago, the San Jose, Calif.-based company offered 44TB into one of those; last year it shoehorned 72TB into the same size box.

Now, with its new second-generation array, Skyera's skyHawk FS, introduced Oct. 29, contains a whopping 136TB of raw flash in that same 1U storage system.

Skyera's approach to flash storage allows enterprises to be smarter about how they satisfy their data demands, Skyera CEO Frankie Roohparvar said. The package's small size, weight and power provide measurable OPEX savings, while its inline hardware-assisted data reduction minimizes storage costs, he said.  

SkyHawk FS unifies both SAN and NAS capabilities in a single platform. It 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, Roohparvar said.

SkyHawk FS is one of the densest storage devices on the market with up to 136TB of raw flash in 1U. With bandwidth speeds up to 2.4G bps and up to 400,000 IOPS with microsecond latencies, the skyHawk FS is significantly faster than disk-based storage solutions. 

Skyera's latest offering supports both iSCSI and NFS protocols, and its lightweight design—only 25 pounds—provides 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 skyHawk FS is available now. For more information, go here.


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