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 that information. Your employees, partners and customers depend on that information. In fact, to succeed today, organisations must have the ability to store all this information securely and reliably and to access it speedily whenever it is needed. Having the right storage is fundamental to an IT infrastructure that enables growth. Your ultimate aim is to find a solution that meets high-end requirements for performance, reliability and flexibility while keeping storage costs and complexity to a minimum.
The IBM® XIV Storage System is high-end disk storage that supports these contrasting goals. 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 to gain valuable 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 workloads. Never compromising performance for reliability, the XIV grid architecture delivers massive parallelism – resulting in uniform allocation of system resources at all times.
IBM helps unleash the power of enterprise cloud computing with XIV storage and its leading combination of high performance and low TCO, particularly in internet protocol (IP) storage area network (SAN) environments:
1 Performance data was obtained in an IBM lab environment under simulated conditions and is presented as an illustration. Performance obtained in other operating environments may vary and customers should conduct their own testing.