IBM XIV Storage System

Cost-saving enterprise storage primed for cloud


IBM XIV® is a high-end, grid-scale disk storage system that stands out for tuning-free high performance, extreme ease of use, and excellent data economics including inline, field-proven IBM Real-time Compression™. It is ideal for cloud, offering high service levels for dynamic workloads, easy hyper-scaling including in multi-tenant environments, and flexible consumption models – and robust cloud automation and orchestration through OpenStack, RESTful API, and VMware. It offers security and data protection through advanced mirroring, hot encryption and self-healing, and XIV storage abstraction through vSphere VASA 2.0 support. Industry benchmarks underscore stellar XIV performance and cost benefits.

Built with IBM Spectrum Accelerate™, IBM XIV offers unified management and operational agility across your data centre and hybrid clouds.

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

Cloud agile

Elastic, hotspot-free, and with robust multi-tenancy XIV eases your journey to cloud

Easy-to-implement solutions

Hosts, hypervisors, applications, and tools integrate smoothly and cost-efficiently

Winning TCO

Cash in with 1 TB effective capacity per rack at low-cost per TB, ease of use, and environmental benefits

IBM XIV client experience

Cegeka builds fast, scalable cloud services on XIV. See the video (00:02:56)

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. See the video (00:04:18)

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. See the video (00:03:04)

Netflix beats SLAs with 10x performance

Leading internet subscription provider uses XIV for greater business value

niu scales cloud to new heights with XIV. See the video (00:04:11)

niu scales cloud to new heights with XIV

IT services provider flies high on low TCO for MS Exchange, Oracle, and SQL

I'm here to help:

Mark Hogan

Technical support

Browse IBM Systems


IBM offers a broad systems and storage portfolio combined with decades of experience solving real business problems. With x86, POWER and mainframe systems, disk, tape and network storage systems, IBM can offer the right combination of systems to meet the challenges of your business.


Storage efficiency is more vital than ever. Your disk utilisation rate may be as low as 20% — while the amount of data you are required to store is exploding. IBM Storage can help.


The smarter data centre with improved economics of IT can be achieved by connecting servers and storage with a high-speed and intelligent network fabric that is smarter, faster, greener, open and easy to manage. IBM takes an open, standards-based approach to implement the latest advances in today’s flat, converged data centre network designs.


IBM's comprehensive Systems Software solutions help to centralise, streamline and automate your physical and virtual infrastructure, allowing you to optimise workloads and increase your ability to deliver IT services that align with business goals. Let us show you how IBM Systems Software helps you realise the value of IBM smarter computing, by allowing a more effective use of the advanced features in IBM hardware and operating systems.

Integrated solutions

The reality is that you need an IT infrastructure designed for data, tuned to the task and managed in the cloud. If your IT staff spends all of their time managing IT, they won’t be working with you to drive innovation. You need your infrastructure to help you in the marketplace, to help you innovate, to help you be more competitive, to help you succeed.

Systems-related services

IBM Systems-related services offers a full range of services to help design, develop, integrate, optimise, validate and deploy comprehensive solutions that support On Demand Business.

Browse System Storage


Related links

IBM XIV Mobile Dashboard app