Used IBM XIV Storage System

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XIV Storage System

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Manufacturer: IBM
Part #: XIV Storage System
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Warranty: 90 Days

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Used IBM XIV Storage System


  • The used IBM XIV Storage Array is a revolutionary, proven, high-end disk storage system designed for extreme ease of use and operational agility
  • Consistent high performance without hotspots, along with massive parallelism, enabled by grid architecture
  • Virtualized storage for optimized cloud and virtual environments
  • High reliability and availability via full redundancy, self healing and unprecedented rebuild speed
  • Low TCO due to aggregate benefits including high-density drives, simplified planning, low-touch management and cost-free features

The used IBM® XIV® Storage System is high-end disk storage that supports the need for high performance, reliability and flexibility while helping keep costs and complexity to a minimum. Efficient by design and born optimized to simplify storage, the XIV Storage System exemplifies IBM Smarter Storage for Smarter Computing, empowering thousands of organizations worldwide to take control of their storage and gain business insights from their data. Designed for consistent Tier 1 performance and five-nines availability, XIV storage offers low total cost of ownership (TCO) and addresses even the most demanding and diverse workloads. Never compromising performance for reliability, the XIV grid architecture delivers massive parallelism—resulting in uniform allocation of system resources at all times. A recognized leader in storage manageability, XIV storage sets a new standard for ease of use by automating most tasks and providing an extraordinarily intuitive user interface. This interface is accompanied by an equally rich and comprehensive command line interface (CLI) for tailoring the system to user requirements.

IBM unleashes the power of enterprise cloud computing with XIV storage and its leading combination of high performance, low TCO and easy scaling:

  • Online volume mobility between XIV systems, using IBM Hyper-Scale technologies, brings dramatic operational flexibility to the data center and cloud computing with no disruption to applications.
  • Facilitates aggressive thin provisioning, array rollover and retirement, and easier workload balancing across multiple XIV arrays
  • Support for OpenStack, Grizzly version, including latest features, extends orchestrated management of cloud environments.
  • Support for 4 TB disk drives increases maximum usable capacity by 33 percent over 3 TB drives, to 325 TB per system, contributing to space and energy efficiencies.
  • SPC-1 benchmarking shows XIV storage has outstanding price-performance for online transaction processing (OLTP) and other random workload applications.
  • On-the-go monitoring on Android devices extends handy XIV remote monitoring to even more users, complementing existing iOS support (Apple iPhone and iPad).
  • Host connectivity benchmarking via the XIV host attachment kit and support for VMware vCenter Operations Manager (vCOPS) empowers clients with proactive host health management.

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General Properties
Capacity per drive (7.2k rpm) 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB or 4 TB
Number of disk drives (min/max) 72/180
Performance features
Maximum number of CPUs 15 Intel Xeon Processor E5645
Maximum number of CPU cores 90 physical (180 logical cores with Intel Hyper-Threading technology)
Maximum memory 1 TB/2 TB/3 TB drive-based: up to 360 GB (24 GB of memory per module)
4 TB drive -based: up to 720 GB (48 GB of memory per module)
Maximum cache-to-disk bandwidth 480 Gbps
SSD caching Up to 6.0 TB
Maximum number of ports—Fibre Channel 24 (8 Gbps ports)
Maximum number of ports—iSCSI over gigabit Ethernet 22 (1 Gbps ports) or 12 (10 Gbps ports)
Physical features
Temperature 10°C – 35°C (50°F – 95°F)
Altitude (max) 2,134 m/7,000 ft
Humidity 25% – 80% noncondensing
Dimensions (height × width × depth) 202 cm × 66 cm × 120 cm (79.53 in. × 25.98 in. × 47.24 in.)
Maximum weight 1,041.5 kg (2,296 lb)
Clearance front/rear 120 cm/120 cm (47.24 in./47.24 in.)
Redundant power feed Yes
Input voltage 180 – 264 V ac at 60 A or 30 A (±10%)
Power usage See power usage table below
Host connectivity
Fibre Channel rates 8 Gbps
iSCSI rates 1 Gbps or 10 Gbps
Capacity-on-demand configurations Yes
Number of modules Number of disks Usable capacity (TB, decimal)
1 TB*/2 TB/3 TB/4 TB
Fibre Channel ports 8 Gbps iSCSI ports 1 or 10 Gbps
6 72 28/55/84/112 8 6 or 4
9 108 44/88/132/177 16 14 or 8
10 120 51/102/154/207 16 14 or 8
11 132 56/111/168/225 20 18 or 10
12 144 63/125/190/254 20 18 or 10
13 156 67/134/203/272 24 22 or 12
14 168 75/149/225/301 24 22 or 12
15 180 80/161/243/325 24 22 or 12
Number of modules Number of disks Number of CPUs XIV memory (GB)
24 GB per module/
48 GB per module
SSD (TB) (optional)
6 72 6 144/288 2.4
9 108 9 216/432 3.6
10 120 10 240/480 4.0
11 132 11 264/528 4.4
12 144 12 288/576 4.8
13 156 13 312/624 5.2
14 168 14 336/672 5.6
15 180 15 360/720 6.0
Number of modules Number of disks 1 TB*/2 TB/3 TB/4 TB kVA With optional SSD
1 TB*/2 TB/3 TB/4 TB
6 72 2.4/2.4/2.5/2.5 2.5/2.5/2.6/2.6
9 108 3.5/3.5/3.7/3.7 3.6/3.6/3.8/3.8
10 120 3.9/3.9/4.1/4.1 4.0/4.0/4.2/4.2
11 132 4.2/4.2/4.4/4.4 4.3/4.3/4.5/4.5
12 144 4.6/4.6/4.8/4.8 4.7/4.7/4.9/4.9
13 156 4.9/4.9/5.2/5.2 5.0/5.0/5.3/5.3
14 168 5.3/5.3/5.5/5.5 5.5/5.5/5.7/5.7
15 180 5.6/5.6/5.9/5.9 5.8/5.8/6.1/6.1


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We guarantee our products to be:

  • Original equipment manufactured and serial numbered numbered by IBM
  • Configured to exact user specifications
  • Fully refurbished to manufacturers standards of new [ETN]
  • All hard drives are 72 hour burn in/Load Tested
  • Complete with manufacturers ship group
  • Provided with 90 day warranty
  • Shipped in a timely manner

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