XIV Gen3: Both Hands Clapping




  1. the sound storage makes as it zooms past its competitors:

                 there was a loud xiv as the new IBM system arrived and the other vendors’ disk systems all collapsed under the weight of their own complexity

XIV Generation 3 is here and XIV Generation 2 remains in the family. Here is a quick sampler of Gen3 Vs Gen2 performance:

For more information on today’s announcements check out the XIV product page on ibm.com and the general overview on youtube.

Some of you might also consider that XIV Gen3’s use of Infiniband interconnect and NL-SAS drives brings new relevance to my two recent blog posts on those subjects : )

To Infiniband… and Beyond!

Nearline-SAS: Who Dares Wins

3 Responses

  1. Hi,

    Congratulations on the new XIV Gen 3 platform.

    Are the performance figures above with or without the SSD acceleration which I believe is due for later release.

    Placing XIV performance compared to other more traditional systems has always been tricky for customers and partners.

    How do the above figures (for example the Exchange test) compare to other traditional systems.



  2. Excellent questions. I’m hoping to do a follow-up post soon to cover all of this but I’m in a holding pattern at the moment until I get all the info I need.


  3. […] learn more, read Jim Kelly's [XIV Gen 3: Both Hands Clapping], and Anthony Vandewerdt's [Brief History of XIV], and Elisabeth Stahl's [Big Day, Big […]


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