IBM XIV Storage System

A capacity-optimized storage solution with highly parallel architecture and powerful cloud capabilities


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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Netflix beats SLAs with 10x performance

Leading internet subscription provider uses XIV for greater business value

Mobile telco rings up great data economics with IBM XIV — ROI of $1.5 million in three years

Mobile telco rings up great data economics with IBM XIV — ROI of $1.5 million in three years

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