Seasoned Technology Executive with Extensive Industry Experience Further Strengthens the Board of Privately Held OakGate
OakGate Technology, the industry leader in test, validation and benchmarking platforms for storage products announced that Timothy M. Leyden, Chief Financial Officer of Western Digital Corporation, has joined its Board of Directors. Mr. Leyden becomes the fourth member of privately held OakGate Technology’s Board of Directors.
OakGate Technology and Myce Announce Joint Partnership to Test and Review Solid State Storage Technology solutions
OakGate Technology, the industry leader in test, validation and benchmarking platforms and Myce, the world’s largest computer storage community that enables professionals to connect, interact and share their knowledge of storage products, announced a joint program to implement a world-class test bench for Enterprise level Solid State Storage Technology (SSST) solutions. Myce will conduct reviews of Enterprise SSST products based exclusively on tests performed on OakGate’s proven platforms.
“We are pleased to assist Myce in their endeavor to provide the storage industry with an independent and accurate review of enterprise solid state storage technology solutions” said Bob Weisickle, CEO and founder of OakGate Technology. “For over five years, our products have been utilized by enterprise SSD suppliers, storage system OEMs, flash controller vendors and large end users during various stages of development and qualification cycles. We have earned a solid reputation for our high performance, flexible traffic generation capabilities and our ability to control IO workloads. These capabilities are built into all our platforms and support popular storage protocols, including SAS, PCIe, SATA and Fibre Channel” added Mr. Weisickle.
OakGate Technology, the leader in test, validation and benchmarking platforms for storage, will demonstrate the industry’s first comprehensive test platform for PCIe solid state storage at the 2013 Flash Memory Summit. OakGate’s PCIe platform supports all emerging interfaces designed to access solid state storage over PCIe, including NVM Express (NVMe) and Advance Host Controller Interface (AHCI).
“The industry is rapidly adopting PCIe based solid state storage,” said Bob Weisickle, founder and CEO, OakGate Technology. “There are multiple interface options emerging in the market for enterprise and client applications. Some, like NVMe, are architected from the ground up to capitalize on the performance potential of Non-Volatile Memory. The most widely used interface for client storage, SATA, is also getting a new life with PCIe connectivity through AHCI and SATA Express. Tied to these new opportunities are new challenges in terms of product development and testing” added Weisickle. “OakGate technology is proud to offer PCIe solutions that provide a comprehensive platform for extensive robustness testing, protocol conformance and performance benchmarking.”