Great post from the Aussie Storage Blog, Thanks Tony.

Aussie Storage Blog

In July last year I blogged about a brief history of XIV.

In that post I detailed how the XIV began as the Nextra, was then released as the IBM XIV and then updated to the XIV Gen3. So this means last year we saw release 3.0 of the XIV.

At the risk of getting over excited, some of the achievements of the IBM XIV have been truly remarkable:

  • There are 59 Clients with more than 1 PB each of usable XIV capacity
  • There are 16 Clients with more than 2 PB each of usable XIV capacity

I am sure some competitors will find larger numbers to try to drown out this achievement, but the point is this: These are FANTASTIC numbers. It shows that despite all the FUD, the XIV is a success for IBM and a success for IBM’s customers.

So at the time of…

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