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IBM XIV Storage System Gen2

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IBM XIV® Storage System Gen2 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, and RESTful API.

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Compatible with

  • XenServer 6.0
  • XenServer 6.0.2
  • XenServer 6.1
  • XenServer 6.5

Compatibility

  • Citrix Hypervisor (XenServer)

Product Details

IBM XIV® Storage System Gen2 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, and RESTful API. 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® delivers dramatic cost savings using field-proven, inline IBM Real-time Compression™:

  • Deliver up to 2 PB of effective capacity per system and 288 PB with hyper-scale management of 144 systems
  • Efficiently manage workloads using the same proven enterprise-class storage technology across your hybrid cloud environment
  • Protect your investment and gain extreme operational flexibility using perpetual licensing that is unattached to a specific XIV system

Highlights

  • Increase effective capacity per rack up to 2 PBs with IBM® Real-time Compression™, greatly reducing effective cost per capacity
  • Deliver enterprise-class storage capabilities with consistent, predictable performance to diverse workloads
  • Scale storage management to 288 PBs of effective capacity across hybrid clouds
  • Deliver mature enterprise features and management tools at no extra charge
  • Protect data with cost-effective disaster recovery, multi-tenancy, quality of service and security features

IBM XIV® Storage System is a capacity-optimized 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.

Features

  • Grid architecture with InfiniBand interconnect and automated uniform data distribution within and across XIV systems
  • Flash caching
  • IBM Real-time Compression
  • Simple management tools
  • Built-in advanced software features
  • Cloud and hypervisor integration
  • Security
  • IBM Spectrum Control integration