IBM XIV Storage System

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IBM helps unleash the power of enterprise clouds securely and efficiently with XIV storage and its leading combination of high performance, low total cost of ownership (TCO) and easy scaling:


Highlights

As the planet becomes more instrumented, interconnected and intelligent, your business faces the challenge of managing huge quantities of data and extracting the most value from it—efficiently and flexibly—while meeting the needs of employees, partners and customers. Having the right storage is fundamental to survival and growth.

IBM® XIV® Storage System is high-end disk storage that supports the need for high performance, availability, operational flexibility and security while helping minimise costs and complexity. Built optimised to simplify storage, XIV Storage System is enabling thousands of organisations to take control of their storage and gain business insights from their data. Designed for consistent, enterprise-level performance and five-nines availability, XIV storage handles static and dynamic workloads with ease. Never compromising performance for reliability, the XIV grid architecture delivers massive parallelism—resulting in uniform allocation of system resources at all times. XIV storage secures your data through industry-standard data-at-rest encryption while keeping performance uninterrupted—with separate key management support by IBM Tivoli® Key Lifecycle Manager.

Feature Benefits
Grid architecture with InfiniBand interconnect and automated uniform data distribution within and across XIV systems Fully utilised system resources at all times, including disks, CPU cores, RAM and cache result in:
Flash caching
Exceptionally simple management tools
Built-in advanced features
Cloud and hypervisor integration
Security
IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager integration
IBM XIV Storage System (Model 2810/2812)—System specifications
General properties
Capacity per drive (7.2k rpm) 1 TB*, 2 TB, 3 TB or 4 TB self-encrypting hard drives (SEDs)
Number of disk drives (min/max) 72/180
Encryption All disk drives are SEDs. Encryption requires an external key management solution, such as Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager.
Performance features
Maximum number of CPUs 15 Intel Xeon Processor E5645
Maximum number of CPU cores 90 physical (180 logical cores with Intel Hyper-Threading technology)
Maximum memory Up to 360 GB (24 GB of memory per module)—1 TB, 2 TB or 3 TB capacity points
Up to 720 GB (48 GB of memory per module)—4 TB capacity point
Maximum cache-to-disk bandwidth 480 Gbps
Flash caching (optional) Up to 6 TB (400 GB flash caching per module)—all capacity points
Up to 12 TB (800 GB flash caching per module)—4 TB capacity point
Note: When XIV encryption is enabled, the data on the flash drives is also encrypted.
Connectivity
Maximum number of ports—Fibre Channel 24 (8 Gbps ports)
Maximum number of ports—iSCSI over gigabit Ethernet 22 (1 Gbps ports) or 12 (10 Gbps ports)
Physical features
Temperature 10°C – 35°C (50°F – 95°F)
Altitude (max) 2,134 m/7,000 ft
Humidity 25% – 80% noncondensing
Dimensions (height × width × depth) 202 cm × 66 cm × 120 cm (79.53 in. × 25.98 in. × 47.24 in.)
Maximum weight 1,041.5 kg (2,296 lb)
Clearance front/rear 120 cm/120 cm (47.24 in./47.24 in.)
Redundant power feed
Input voltage 180 – 264 V ac at 60 A or 30 A (±10%)
Power usage See power usage table below
Host connectivity
Fibre Channel rates 8 Gbps
iSCSI rates 1 Gbps or 10 Gbps
Capacity-on-demand configurations
Warranty 1 and 3 year limited warranty, onsite service, same day 24×7
IBM XIV Storage System (Model 2810/2812-214)—capacity and connectivity
Number of modules Number of disks Usable capacity (TB, decimal)
1 TB*/2 TB/3 TB/4 TB
Fibre Channel ports
8 Gbps
iSCSI ports
1 or 10 Gbps
6 72 28/55/84/112 8 6 or 4
9 108 44/88/132/177 16 14 or 8
10 120 51/102/154/207 16 14 or 8
11 132 56/111/168/225 20 18 or 10
12 144 63/125/190/254 20 18 or 10
13 156 67/134/203/272 24 22 or 12
14 168 75/149/225/301 24 22 or 12
15 180 80/161/243/325 24 22 or 12
IBM XIV Storage System (Model 2810/2812-214)—number of CPUs and memory
Number of modules Number of disks Number of CPUs XIV memory (GB)
24 GB/48 GB per module
Flash caching per system (TB) (optional)
        1 TB,* 2 TB, 3 TB capacity points
(400 GB per module)
4 TB capacity point
(400 GB or 800 GB per module)
6 72 6 144/288 2.4 2.4 or 4.8
9 108 9 216/432 3.6 3.6 or 7.2
10 120 10 240/480 4.0 4.0 or 8.0
11 132 11 264/528 4.4 4.4 or 8.8
12 144 12 288/576 4.8 4.8 or 9.6
13 156 13 312/624 5.2 5.2 or 10.4
14 168 14 336/672 5.6 5.6 or 11.2
15 180 15 360/720 6.0 6.0 or 12.0
IBM XIV Storage System (Model 2810/2812-214)—power usage (typical)
Number of modules Number of disks 1 TB*/2 TB/3 TB/4 TB kVA
    Without flash caching With flash caching
6 72 2.4/2.4/2.5/2.5 2.5/2.5/2.6/2.6
9 108 3.5/3.5/3.7/3.8 3.6/3.6/3.8/3.9
10 120 3.9/3.9/4.1/4.2 4.0/4.0/4.2/4.3
11 132 4.2/4.2/4.4/4.5 4.3/4.3/4.5/4.6
12 144 4.6/4.6/4.8/4.9 4.7/4.7/4.9/5.0
13 156 4.9/4.9/5.2/5.3 5.0/5.0/5.3/5.4
14 168 5.3/5.3/5.5/5.6 5.5/5.5/5.7/5.8
15 180 5.6/5.6/5.9/6.0 5.8/5.8/6.1/6.2

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