IBM XIV Storage System

Powerful, cloud-optimal enterprise storage primed for a dynamic world

What’s new

IBM XIV delivers dramatic cost savings using field-proven, inline IBM Real-time Compression:

Highlights

IBM XIV Storage System is a capacity-optimised enterprise-class block storage solution built to deliver predictable service levels to a diverse workload mix, high resiliency and management simplicity while offering exceptional data economics, including more effective capacity through powerful real-time compression.

Feature Benefits
Grid architecture with InfiniBand interconnect and automated uniform data distribution within and across XIV systems
Flash caching
IBM Real-time Compression
Exceptionally simple management tools
Built-in advanced software features
Cloud and hypervisor integration
Security
IBM Spectrum Control integration
IBM XIV Storage System (Model 2810/2812-314) – capacity and connectivity
Number of modules Number of disks Effective capacity* (TB decimal) 4 TB/6 TB Fibre Channel (FC) ports 8 Gbps Internet small computer system interface (iSCSI) ports 1 or 10 Gbps
9 108 354/534 16 14 or 8
10 120 414/622 16 14 or 8
11 132 450/676 20 18 or 10
12 144 508/764 20 18 or 10
13 156 544/818 24 22 or 12
14 168 602/906 24 22 or 12
15 180 650/970 24 22 or 12
IBM XIV Storage System (Model 2810/2812-314) – number of CPUs and memory
Number of modules Number of disks Number of CPUs Memory gigabyte (GB) 96 GB per module Flash caching (TB) 800 GB per module
9 108 18 864 7.2
10 120 20 960 8.0
11 132 22 1,056 8.8
12 144 24 1,152 9.6
13 156 26 1,248 10.4
14 168 28 1,344 11.2
15 180 30 1,440 12.0
IBM XIV Storage System (Model 2810/2812-314) – power usage (typical)
Number of modules Number of disks kVA
9 108 4.7
10 120 5.1
11 132 5.5
12 144 6.0
13 156 6.5
14 168 7.0
15 180 7.5
IBM XIV Storage System (Model 2810/2812-314) – System specifications
General properties
Capacity per drive (nearline SAS) 4 TB or 6 TB SEDs
Number of disk drives (min/max) 108/180
Encryption All disk drives are SEDs. When encryption is enabled, the data on the flash drives is also encrypted. XIV encryption requires an external key management solution, such as IBM Key Lifecycle Manager.
Hardware features
Number of CPUs (min/max) 18/30 Intel Xeon Processor E5645
Number of CPU cores (min/max) 108/180
Memory (min/max) 864 GB/1,440 GB
Maximum cache-to-disk bandwidth 480 gigabits per second (Gbps)
Flash caching (min/max) 7.2 TB/12 TB
Physical features
Temperature 10°C – 35°C (50°F – 95°F)
Altitude (max) 2,134 m/7,000 ft
Humidity 25% – 80% noncondensing
Dimensions (height × width × depth) 202 cm × 66 cm × 120 cm (79.53 in. × 25.98 in. × 47.24 in.)
Maximum weight 1,044.5 kg (2,303.1 lb)
Clearance front/rear 120 cm/120 cm (47.24 in./47.24 in.)
Redundant power feed
Input voltage 180 – 264 V ac at 60 A or 30 A (±10%)
Host connectivity
FC rates 8 Gbps
iSCSI rates 1 Gbps or 10 Gbps
Ordering options
Capacity-on-demand configurations
Warranty 1 and 3 year limited warranty, on-site service, same day 24×7

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