Why IBM XIV
IBM XIV® is a high-end, grid-scale storage system that excels in tuning-free consistent performance, extreme ease of use, and exceptional data economics including inline, field-proven IBM Real-time Compression™. It is ideal for hybrid cloud, offering predictable service levels for dynamic workloads, simplified scale management including in multi-tenant environments, flexible consumption models — and robust cloud automation and orchestration through OpenStack, RESTful API, and VMware. It offers security and data protection through hot encryption, advanced mirroring and self-healing, and provides investment protection with perpetual licensing that is unattached to a specific XIV system. Industry benchmarks underscore stellar XIV performance and cost benefits.
IBM XIV is part of the IBM Spectrum Accelerate Suite that includes IBM FlashSystem A9000, IBM FlashSystem A9000R, pre-installed third party appliances, any x86 commodity server and IBM SoftLayer public cloud infrastructure.
Built with IBM Spectrum Accelerate™, IBM XIV offers unified management and operational agility across your data center and hybrid clouds.
Clipper Group on exceptional XIV Real-time Compression benefits
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IBM XIV highlights
Tuning-free high performance
Grid design and automation drives high service levels with zero tuning
Exceptional security and reliability
3-way mirror, 5 nines design, self-healing, and < 1 hour rebuilds spell... peace of mind
Ease of use
Easy migration and provisioning, and Hyper-Scale management in a GUI customers love
Elastic, hotspot-free, and with robust multi-tenancy XIV eases your journey to cloud
Hosts, hypervisors, applications, and tools integrate smoothly and cost-efficiently
Up to 75 percent lower purchase cost with 4x more capacity in the same space with Real-time Compression and up to 2 PB of effective capacity per rack with tuning-free high performance
IBM XIV client experience
Cegeka builds fast, scalable cloud services on XIV
Belgian MSP cuts cloud risk with XIV and pay-as-you-grow consumption model
Anadolubank banks on a private cloud with XIV and VMware
Turkish bank speeds up provisioning of new services by 94 percent
Netflix beats SLAs with 10x performance
Leading internet subscription provider uses XIV for greater business value