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IBM XIV is proven, high-end disk storage, designed for unmatched ease of use that eliminates the complexity of managing enterprise storage. Never compromising performance for reliability, XIV delivers consistent high performance without manual tuning for even the most demanding workloads. Widely praised for exceptionally low TCO, XIV now offers 3TB drives for an even more cost-efficient footprint.
With a massively parallel grid architecture, XIV is a proven ideal platform for cloud computing, delivering virtual storage that features optimal resource sharing, best of breed virtualisation, powerful elasticity, and superb ease of use. Now XIV takes ease of use to the next level with an anytime, anywhere app for mobile devices – the IBM XIV Mobile Dashboard.

XIV Product Information

The XIV Storage System has met with rapid market success with thousands of installations in diverse industries worldwide, including financial services, healthcare, energy, education, and manufacturing.

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Highlights

The XIV Storage System has met with rapid market success with thousands of installations in diverse industries worldwide, including financial services, healthcare, energy, education, and manufacturing. IBM XIV integrates easily with virtualisation, email, database, analytics, data protection, and other solutions from Microsoft, IBM, SAP, Oracle, SAS, VMware, Symantec and other leading providers. It is offered in two models: the second- generation model, for meeting most application needs at an excellent price-to-performance entry point; and XIV Gen3, for ultrahigh performance. Now also offered with 3 TB drives, XIV Gen3 provides 50 percent more capacity on the same floor tile—up to 243 TB of usable capacity per rack—extending excellent cost efficiencies to high performance applications and helping advance IT consolidation goals.

Power of the XIV Architecture Unleashed: The XIV Gen3 model exemplifies the XIV series’ evolutionary capability: each hardware component contains the latest technologies, while based on the same proven XIV architecture of previous generations. The XIV Gen3 model gives applications a tremendous performance boost, helping customers meet increasing demands with fewer servers and networks.

XIV Gen3 brings ultra-performance capabilities to the XIV series by providing:

XIV Storage System series—Common features:

* Statements of IBM’s future plans and direction are provided for informational purposes only. Plans and directions are subject to change without notice.

XIV Features and Benefits

With a massively parallel grid architecture, XIV is a proven ideal platform for cloud computing, delivering virtual storage that features optimal resource sharing, best of breed virtualisation, powerful elasticity, and superb ease of use. Now XIV takes ease of use to the next level with an anytime, anywhere app for mobile devices – the IBM XIV Mobile Dashboard.

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Feature Benefits
Distributed highly paralleled architecture
Active-active with N+1 redundancy
Easy storage management
Wide host and application interoperability Multiplatform support including:
Support for multipathing with Symantec Veritas and operating system native multipathing drivers and for clusters with Symantec Veritas and operating system native clustering
Linear scaling

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