IBM XIV Storage System

Cost-saving enterprise storage primed for cloud

Why IBM XIV

IBM XIV® is a high-end, grid-scale storage system that stands out for tuning-free high performance, extreme ease of use, and excellent data economics including inline, field-proven IBM Real-time Compression™. It is ideal for cloud, offering high service levels for dynamic workloads, easy hyper-scaling including in multi-tenant environments, and flexible consumption models – and robust cloud automation and orchestration through OpenStack, RESTful API, and VMware. It offers security and data protection through advanced mirroring, hot encryption and self-healing, and XIV storage abstraction through vSphere VASA 2.0 support. Industry benchmarks underscore stellar XIV performance and cost benefits.

Built with IBM Spectrum Accelerate™, IBM XIV offers unified management and operational agility across your data center and hybrid clouds.


Frost & Sullivan on XIV as a winning cloud infrastructure for service providers like Enfo

IBM XIV highlights

Tuning-free high performance

Grid design and automation drives high service levels with zero tuning

Exceptional security and reliability

3-way mirror, 5 nines design, self-healing, and < 1 hour rebuilds spell... peace of mind

Ease of use

Easy migration and provisioning, and Hyper-Scale management in a GUI customers love

Cloud agile

Elastic, hotspot-free, and with robust multi-tenancy XIV eases your journey to cloud

Easy-to-implement solutions

Hosts, hypervisors, applications, and tools integrate smoothly and cost-efficiently

Winning TCO

Get 400X the capacity in the same space with Real-time Compression and up to 485 TB effective capacity per rack with 6 TB drives and tuning-free high performance

IBM XIV client experience

Cegeka builds fast, scalable cloud services on XIV.

Cegeka builds fast, scalable cloud services on XIV

Belgian MSP cuts cloud risk with XIV and pay-as-you-grow consumption model

Anadolubank banks on a private cloud with XIV and VMware.

Anadolubank banks on a private cloud with XIV and VMware

Turkish bank speeds up provisioning of new services by 94 percent

Netflix beats SLAs with 10x performance.

Netflix beats SLAs with 10x performance

Leading internet subscription provider uses XIV for greater business value

Mobile telco rings up great data economics with IBM XIV — ROI of $1.5 million in three years

Mobile telco rings up great data economics with IBM XIV — ROI of $1.5 million in three years

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