XIV Storage System Product Guide

An IBM Redbooks Product Guide

Published 05 January 2016

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ISBN-10: 0738454877
ISBN-13: 9780738454870
IBM Form #: REDP-5272-00
(24 pages)

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Authors: Bert Dufrasne, Dietmar Dausner, Nancy Kinney, Christopher Moore, Markus Oscheka, Eric Zhang


The IBM XIV Storage System is a high-end flash optimized, fully scalable enterprise disk storage system that is based on a grid of standard hardware components.

The architecture of the system is designed to deliver out-of-the box performance and ease of management while harnessing the high capacity and cost benefits of serial-attached SCSI (SAS) drives.

The XIV Gen3 systems (and the Model 314 in particular) offer powerful real-time compression that is based on the IBM Random Access Compression Engine (RACE) technology.

This IBM Redbooks Product Guide offers a brief overview of the IBM XIV Gen3 Storage System hardware and software features.

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