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XIV Storage System

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IBM XIV is a high-end disk storage, designed for unmatched ease of use that eliminates the complexity of managing enterprise storage. Never compromising performance for reliability, XIV delivers consistent high performance without manual tuning for even the most demanding workloads. XIV offers 3TB drives with parallel grid architecture. XIV is a proven ideal platform for cloud computing, delivering virtual storage that features optimal resource sharing, virtualization, elasticity, and easy of use.

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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 is a high-end disk storage, designed for unmatched ease of use that eliminates the complexity of managing enterprise storage. Never compromising performance for reliability, XIV delivers consistent high performance without manual tuning for even the most demanding workloads. XIV offers 3TB drives with parallel grid architecture.  XIV is a proven ideal platform for cloud computing, delivering virtual storage that features optimal resource sharing, virtualization, elasticity, and easy of use.

Features

Provides hotspot-free performance without manual tuning through full exploitation of system resources, including disks, RAM, central processing units (CPUs), and switches, combined with unique caching algorithms

Ensures highest levels of reliability with redundancy of all system components and through rapid rebuild times. Also: UPS hardware protection, redundant power supply and fans; concurrent multipath host connectivity support; remote mirroring; non-disruptive code, hardware, and firmware upgrades

Reduces administrative overhead through automation of load balancing, capacity utilization, and complex tasks; intuitive GUI, centralized management of up to 64 systems, powerful CLI, and management tools; IBM XIV Mobile Dashboard for easy, anytime XIV system monitoring from Apple iPad devices

Scalable in all key elements, including disk capacity, interfaces, cache, CPU power, and internal bandwidth, enabling system performance to grow proportionally to capacity; XIV automatic load balancing immediately acts to incorporate the new modules in the system-wide data distribution scheme.