Research Library

IBM XIV Storage System – Product Analysis

Updated December 8th, 2015 for Spectrum Acclerate support for 6TB and 600GB disks, HyperScale with IP data mobility. 19-page deep dive into the architecture and capabilities of IBM XIV Storage System . Download the full Product Analysis now!

 The IBM XIV Storage System is an enterprise storage system targeted for usage in open systems environments as a block storage system with either SAN or direct attachment. The XIV is based on a grid of standard servers with storage directly attached and executing the XIV system software to provide a scalable, high-performance storage solution. Multiple XIV systems can be managed and data migrated between them with IBM Hyper-Scale Manager.

IBM Spectrum Accelerate is the XIV software that can be installed on virtual machines to provide storage functionality using commodity servers and storage. All software features of the XIV are available with Accelerate.

The XIV Storage System from IBM provides block storage for open systems which IBM targets at higher-end enterprises. Unlike the DS5000 or N-Series lines of storage also offered by IBM, the XIV is developed by IBM resulting from the acquisition of the product and development team. With the focus on the higher-end enterprise, the XIV Storage System has availability, scaling, and advanced features expected by customers in that market.

IBM XIV Storage System – Product Analysis Includes:

  • Highlights
  • Overview of system
  • Hardware architecture
  • Software architecture
  • Reliability, Availability and Serviceability Features
  • Advanced Features and Functions
  • Performance

Download the full Product Analysis now!

To Access, Contact Us about subscriptions or purchase

Forgot your password? Reset it here.