IBM XIV Storage System

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


IBM XIV® is a high-end disk storage system that stands out for tuning-free predictable high performance, an exceptional user experience, and excellent data economics. It is ideal for cloud and analytics, offering high service levels for dynamic workloads, easy hyper-scaling including in multi-tenant environments, and flexible consumption models – and robust integration with cloud orchestration platforms via OpenStack, RESTful API, VMware and other means. It fortifies security and data protection through three-way mirroring, hot encryption and PCI-DSS support. The unique XIV grid architecture is core to the system's far-reaching customer value. Industry benchmarks underscore stellar XIV performance and cost benefits.

IBM XIV benefits

Tuning-free high performance
Grid design and automation drives high service levels with zero tuning

Exceptional security and reliability
3-way mirror, five-nines design, self-healing, and rebuilds in < 1 hour spell piece 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 low-cost per TB, ease of use, and environmental benefits

IBM XIV success stories

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Anadolubank banks on a private cloud with XIV and VMware

Turkish bank speeds up provisioning of new services by 94 percent

Baptist Health South Florida

Baptist Health of Florida slashes energy use by 55%

Healthcare leader runs Cerner Millennium EMR on XIV and IBM Power 780

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niu scales cloud to new heights with XIV

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


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.

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