The 10 Coolest Storage Startups Of 2013 (So Far)


Skyera

CEO: Radoslav Danilak

Skyera, which last year unveiled its first all-solid-state storage solution, caught the attention of a couple of major storage vendors in the first half of the year.

San Jose, Calif.-based Skyera in March said that Western Digital made a strategic investment in the company as part of a $51-million Series B round of financing. Western Digital, which also participated in Skyera's initial investment, has a joint technology agreement with Skyera.

A month earlier, Skyera said that round of investment was led by Dell Ventures. However, there was no word from Skyera about whether Dell has any technology partnerships with the company.

Skyera's all-flash storage arrays take advantage of low-cost, consumer-grade MLC flash storage technology to offer flash storage solutions at about $3 per GB, or under $1 per GB with deduplication.