IBM XIV Storage System

Storage reinvented: Powerful, virtualised, easy-to-manage, cloud-agile enterprise storage


IBM XIV is a high-end disk storage system enabling thousands of enterprises to meet the challenge created by staggering data growth. IBM XIV delivers hotspot-free high performance and game-changing ease of use. For optimal agility in cloud environments, IBM XIV offers simple scaling, high service levels for dynamic, heterogeneous workloads, and tight integration with hypervisors and the OpenStack platform.

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IBM XIV benefits

Tuning-free high performance

Grid design drives high service levels with no manual tuning

Exceptional reliability

Five-nines design, self-healing, and blazing rebuilds spell peace of mind

Ease of use

Easy migration, provisioning, and management in a GUI customers love

Cloud agile

Elastic, simple, and hotspot-free 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 low-cost per TB, ease of use, and environmental benefits

IBM XIV success stories

niu scales cloud to new heights with XIV

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

Gavrilović beefs up private cloud performance

Leading food brand runs Oracle, SQL, and Exchange on XIV and VMware


Academica chooses IBM PureFlex and XIV for customer-friendly cloud

Customers provision their own servers and storage with a self-service portal


Clarks steps up its storage game

Shoe retailer finds XIV and Power a perfect fit for SAP and cuts management time by 75%


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.