The IBM XIV Storage System is an innovative, high-end disk storage system based on a grid of standard, off-the-shelf hardware components linked in any-to-any topology by means of massively paralleled, non-blocking Gigabit Ethernet.

The IBM XIV delivers unparalleled data protection and availability through active-active N+1 redundancy of system components. And, the IBM XIV automatically self-tunes to optimize for greatest performance. With its fully virtualized grid architecture, this model supports mission-critical workloads and has been created to simplify storage in every way. 

Key Features of the IBM XIV:

  • Up to 21 CPUs
  • Up to 72 Gbps internal switching capacity
  • Up to 120 GB cache memory
  • Up to 240 Gbps cache to disk bandwidth
  • Up to 180 VHDSR (Very High Density Slower Rotational), 1 TB, 7200 rpm disks
  • Up to 24 Fiber Channel ports offering 4 Gbps, 2Gbps or 1 Gbps multi-mode and single-mode support
  • Up to 6 iSCSI ports offering iSCSI over Gigabit Ethernet connectivity
  • Redundant power feed with input voltage from 180 to 264 VAC

For pricing on new or used IBM XIV Storage Systems, upgrades or parts, please contact Vibrant sales at or call 888-443-8606 or 952-653-1700.