IBM XIV® Storage System
The IBM XIV Storage System is a proven, high-end disk storage system designed to provide consistent Tier 1 performance and five-nines availability. XIV storage delivers low total cost of ownership (TCO) and drives efficiencies through simplification of storage for virtualization, email, database, analytics and data protection solutions. It provides consistent high performance for even the most demanding workloads, using massive parallelism to allocate system resources evenly at all times and to scale seamlessly without manual tuning. Its virtualized design and customer-acclaimed ease of management dramatically reduce administrative overhead and bring optimization to virtualized server and cloud environments.
|Capacity||XIV Gen3 (Model 114): From 27 TB to 243 TB usable per frame
XIV (Model A14): From 27 TB to 161 TB usable per frame
|Performance||Hotspot-free, consistent high performance for all workloads without manual tuning: XIV Gen3 is designed for ultra-high performance with an InfiniBand backplane, cache, optional SSD caching, and other state-of-the-art hardware, including eight Gbps Fibre Channel ports for very high-speed data transfer|
|Reliability||Designed for five-nines availability, active-active N+1 redundancy of all system components, rapid disk rebuild, self-healing|
|Advanced functions||Rich features such as snapshots, mirroring, data migration, and thin provisioning come standard with software|
|Total cost of ownership (TCO)||XIV can offer dramatic savings through ease of management, virtualization and efficiencies in capacity, power and space|
IBM® System Storage® DS8000® series
The IBM System Storage DS8000 series offers high-performance, high-capacity, secure storage systems that are designed to deliver resiliency and total value for the most demanding, heterogeneous storage environments.
|Capacity||From less than 5 terabytes (TB) to more than 2,300 TB with multiple drive options|
|Functionality||Highest levels of performance and resiliency; exceptional support for online transaction processing workloads; IBM System Storage Easy Tier® automated performance optimization; superior mirroring and copy functions; innovative self-encrypting disks; heterogeneous server platform support; flexible configuration options and high scalability to support storage consolidation through tiered storage|
|Total cost of ownership (TCO)||Enterprise Choice warranty of 1, 2, 3 or 4 years on hardware and advanced functions offers dramatic opportunities to help organizations reduce the TCO of their storage systems; superior investment protection from extensive code reuse and feature interoperability across multiple generations|