IBM XIV Storage System

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


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

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