Revised country availability: IBM XIV Storage System Model 314 (MT 2810 and 2812) is now available for ordering in all countries

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 116-015
January 12, 2016


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With double the RAM and CPU resources, IBM® XIV® Storage System Gen3 Model 314 delivers:

  • 1 - 2 PB of effective capacity without performance degradation
  • Improved IOPS per compressed capacity
  • User-configurable soft capacity up to 2 PB
  • Reduced minimum compressible volume size from 103 GB to 51 GB

Additional customer benefits include:

  • Support for IBM Spectrum Accelerate™ software licenses with XIV Storage System Gen3 Model 314 hardware
  • Worldwide response support for IBM XIV Storage System Model 314, 2-hour response time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for severity 2 calls

For ordering information, refer to Hardware Announcement 115-156, dated November 10, 2015.



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With double the RAM and CPU resources, IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 Model 314 delivers improved IOPS per compressed capacity and 1 - 2 PB of effective capacity without performance degradation.

IBM XIV Storage System Model 314 delivers the following hardware enhancements:

  • 2 x 6-core CPUs per module (versus 1 x 6-core CPU per module in Model 214)
  • 96 GB RAM per module (versus 48 GB RAM per module in Model 214)

The additional CPU and 48 GB RAM are dedicated to Real-time Compression™. At double the compression ratio, the effective compressed read/write cache capacity in a 15-module XIV system is doubled to 1440 GB, delivering a total effective RAM of 2160 GB. The SSD read-cache capacity per system is also doubled to 24 TB.

IBM XIV Storage System Model 314 is available for ordering in the following configurations:

  • 9 - 15 modules in a system
  • 4 TB or 6 TB drives with 800 GB SSD cache per module

IBM XIV Storage System V11.6.1 also delivers the following improvements with IBM XIV Storage Gen3 System Model 314:

  • User-configurable soft capacity up to 2 PB (versus up to three times the hard capacity)
  • Minimum compressible volume size of 51 GB (versus 103 GB)

IBM XIV Storage System V11.6.1 with IBM XIV Storage Gen3 System Model 314 can be licensed using IBM Spectrum Accelerate software licenses.

IBM XIV Storage System Model 314 support includes new worldwide response to severity 2 calls, 2-hour response time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For complete product information, refer to Hardware Announcement 115-156, dated November 10, 2015.



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For key prerequisites, refer to Hardware Announcement 115-156, dated November 10, 2015.



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Planned availability date
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January 12, 2016



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Description
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By doubling the XIV Gen3 compute resources and dedicating the added resources to Real-time Compression, XIV Model 314 further increases the high utilization and power efficiencies of XIV 4 TB and 6 TB disk drives, delivering outstanding data economics to your high-end storage.

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 Model 314 delivers:

  • 2 x 6-core CPUs per module (versus 1 x 6-core CPU per module in Model 214) - 1 x 6-core CPU is dedicated to Real-time-Compression
  • Double the memory, compressed read/write cache capacity, and SSD read-cache capacity
    • 96 GB RAM per module (versus 48 GB RAM per module in Model 214) with 48 GB of RAM dedicated to Real-time-Compression
    • Effective compressed read/write cache capacity in a 15-module XIV system is increased to 1440 GB for a total effective RAM of 2160 GB
    • SSD read-cache capacity per system is doubled to 24 TB
  • 1 - 2 PB of effective capacity without performance degradation
  • Improved IOPS per compressed capacity
  • User-configurable soft capacity up to 2 PB
  • Reduced minimum compressible volume size from 103 GB to 51 GB

IBM XIV Storage System Model 314 is available for ordering in the following configurations:

  • 9 - 15 modules in a system
  • 4 TB or 6 TB drives with 800 GB SSD cache per module

Additional customer benefits include:

  • Support for IBM Spectrum Accelerate software licenses with XIV Storage System Gen3 Model 314
  • Worldwide response support on IBM XIV Storage System Model 314 for severity 2 calls, 2-hour response time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week

For complete product information, refer to Hardware Announcement 115-156, dated November 10, 2015.



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If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 116-015


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To order, contact your Americas Call Centers, local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner. To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968). For more information, contact the Americas Call Centers.

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
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