The IBM XIV® Storage System is a revolutionary, easily managed, high-end, open disk system, designed to meet today's ongoing herculean IT challenges.
Its design - a grid of standard Intel®/Linux® components connected in any-to-any topology using Gigabit Ethernet - represents the next generation of high-end SAN (Storage Area Networks) systems. It is the industry's first single-architecture storage system, providing the highest level of performance, reliability and features, along with management simplicity and exceptional TCO..
The XIV system scales non-disruptively from partial to full rack configurations (27 TB to 79 TB usable) and meets growing capacity needs on-demand. Its unique architectural design scales throughput proportionally along with capacity, giving the power boost needed to keep performance high. The XIV system is a core component of IBM's Dynamic Infrastructure for a Smarter Planet and, within that, the Information Infrastructure offering, which helps today's businesses, including SMB, increase efficiency and reduce risk while addressing availability, security, compliance, and information retention.