IBM XIV Storage System

Powerful, cloud-optimal enterprise storage primed for a dynamic world


IBM XIV® is a high-end disk storage system that stands out for tuning-free predictable high performance, an exceptional user experience, and excellent data economics. It is ideal for cloud and analytics, offering high service levels for dynamic workloads, easy hyper-scaling including in multi-tenant environments, and flexible consumption models – and robust integration with cloud orchestration platforms via OpenStack, RESTful API, VMware and other means. It fortifies security and data protection through three-way mirroring, hot encryption and PCI-DSS support. The unique XIV grid architecture is core to the system's far-reaching customer value. Industry benchmarks underscore stellar XIV performance and cost benefits.

IBM XIV benefits

Tuning-free high performance
Grid design and automation drives high service levels with zero tuning

Exceptional security and reliability
3-way mirror, five-nines design, self-healing, and rebuilds in < 1 hour spell piece 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
Cash in with low-cost per TB, ease of use, and environmental benefits

IBM XIV success stories

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Anadolubank banks on a private cloud with XIV and VMware

Turkish bank speeds up provisioning of new services by 94 percent

Baptist Health South Florida

Baptist Health of Florida slashes energy use by 55%

Healthcare leader runs Cerner Millennium EMR on XIV and IBM Power 780

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niu scales cloud to new heights with XIV

IT services provider flies high on low TCO for MS Exchange, Oracle, and SQL


Clarks steps up its storage game

Shoe retailer finds XIV and Power a perfect fit for SAP and cuts management time by 75%

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