Skyera Adds Nassi to Advisory Board

Skyera has named former SAP Executive Vice President and Chief Scientist Ike Nassi to its advisory board. Nassi currently serves as a researcher in the Computer Science Department at UC Santa Cruz. Skyera is a provider of enterprise solid-state storage systems.



Skyera Inc., founded by an executive and engineering team with unsurpassed backgrounds in the solid-state, storage and networking arenas, today announced that former SAP Executive Vice President and Chief Scientist Ike Nassi has become the third member of the Skyera Advisory Board. He joins previously announced electrical engineering academics Tong Zhang and Ken Takeuchi on the Board to provide Skyera management with important technical insights that will help them continue to deliver innovative enterprise solid-state storage systems.


Nassi currently serves as a researcher in the Computer Science Department at UC Santa Cruz. Past industry executive experience has included positions at Cisco Systems, Apple Computer, Visual Technology and Digital Equipment Corporation. Nassi also helped start three companies: Encore Computer (symmetric multiprocessors), InfoGear Technology (Internet appliance and services — acquired by Cisco) and Firetide (wireless mesh networks).


He has provided industry consultancy to several startup companies, startup divisions within established companies and venture capital firms. Nassi is also on the advisory boards of Northwestern University, Stony Brook University and Peking University. He has been a visiting scholar at Stanford, Berkeley and MIT, and is currently a research affiliate at MIT/CSAIL.


Nassi holds a Certificate for Distinguished Service from the Department of Defense and was a member of DARPA’s Information Systems and Technology group. He graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics, and a M.S. and PhD in Computer Science from Stony Brook University.


“Ike has an exceptional background in both his professional and teaching careers and brings to the Skyera Advisory Board a wealth of knowledge and experience for us to leverage,” said Dr. Radoslav Danilak, Skyera CEO. “With Ike joining Tong and Ken, we are assured of continuing our exciting work in the field of solid-state storage as we challenge the entrenchment of disk at enterprises worldwide with the promise of unparalleled performance, speed and capacity at much-improved cost, power and space requirements.”


About SkyeraSkyera 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” and 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.