IBM XIV Storage System

Storage reinvented: Powerful, virtualised, easy-to-manage, cloud-agile enterprise storage

Highlights

As the planet becomes smarter – more instrumented, interconnected and intelligent – your business faces the dual challenges of managing a staggering amount of information and extracting the most value from it, to meet the needs of employees, partners and customers. Having the right storage is fundamental to IT enabling growth.

The IBM XIV Storage System is high-end disk storage that supports the need for high performance, reliability and flexibility while helping keep costs and complexity to a minimum. Efficient by design and born optimised to simplify storage, the XIV Storage System exemplifies IBM Smarter Storage for Smarter Computing, empowering thousands of organisations worldwide to take control of their storage and gain business insights from their data. Designed for consistent Tier 1 performance and five-nines availability, XIV storage offers low TCO and addresses even the most demanding and diverse workloads. Never compromising performance for reliability, the XIV grid architecture delivers massive parallelism – resulting in uniform allocation of system resources at all times. One of the recognised leaders in storage manageability, XIV storage sets a new standard for ease of use by automating most tasks and providing an extraordinarily intuitive user interface. This interface is accompanied by an equally rich and comprehensive command line interface (CLI) for tailoring the system to user requirements.

IBM helps unleash the power of enterprise cloud computing with simplicity, with XIV storage and its leading combination of high performance, low TCO and easy scaling:

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, central processing units (CPUs), random access memory (RAM) and cache result in:
solid state drive (SSD) caching
Exceptionally simple management tools
Built-in advanced features
Cloud and hypervisor integration
USGv6 certification and IPv6/IPSec support
IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager integration
General properties
Capacity per drive (7.2k rpm) 1 TB*, 2 TB, 3 TB or 4 TB
Number of disk drives (min/max) 72/180
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 1 TB/2 TB/3 TB drive-based: up to 360 GB (24 GB of memory per module)
4 TB drive -based: up to 720 GB (48 GB of memory per module)
Maximum cache-to-disk bandwidth 480 Gbps
SSD caching Up to 6.0 TB
Connectivity
Maximum number of ports – FC§ 24 (8 Gbps ports)
Maximum number of ports – iSCSI over gigabit Ethernet (GbE) 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 One and three year limited warranty, onsite service, same day around-the-clock
Number of modules Number of disks Usable capacity (TB, decimal)
1 TB*/2 TB/3 TB/4 TB
FC 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
Number of modules Number of disks Number of CPUs XIV memory (GB)
24 GB per module/
48 GB per module
SSD (TB) (optional)
6 72 6 144/288 2.4
9 108 9 216/432 3.6
10 120 10 240/480 4.0
11 132 11 264/528 4.4
12 144 12 288/576 4.8
13 156 13 312/624 5.2
14 168 14 336/672 5.6
15 180 15 360/720 6.0
Number of modules Number of disks 1 TB*/2 TB/3 TB/4 TB
kVA
With optional SSD
1 TB*/2 TB/3 TB/4 TB
kVA
6 72 2.4/2.4/2.5/2.5 2.5/2.5/2.6/2.6
9 108 3.5/3.5/3.7/3.7 3.6/3.6/3.8/3.8
10 120 3.9/3.9/4.1/4.1 4.0/4.0/4.2/4.2
11 132 4.2/4.2/4.4/4.4 4.3/4.3/4.5/4.5
12 144 4.6/4.6/4.8/4.8 4.7/4.7/4.9/4.9
13 156 4.9/4.9/5.2/5.2 5.0/5.0/5.3/5.3
14 168 5.3/5.3/5.5/5.5 5.5/5.5/5.7/5.7
15 180 5.6/5.6/5.9/5.9 5.8/5.8/6.1/6.1