Compare IBM Storwize vs. IBM XIV

IBM Storwize is ranked 4th in Modular SAN with 7 reviews while IBM XIV is ranked 9th in Modular SAN with 2 reviews. IBM Storwize is rated 8.2, while IBM XIV is rated 6.6. The top reviewer of IBM Storwize writes "Virtualization significantly decreases the data migration time". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM XIV writes "Streamlines report production, enables easy and fast provisioning and Remote mirroring". IBM Storwize is most compared with Dell EMC Unity, HPE 3PAR Flash Storage and NetApp FAS Series, whereas IBM XIV is most compared with IBM Storwize, HPE 3PAR Flash Storage and NetApp FAS Series. See our IBM Storwize vs. IBM XIV report.
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Pros
They have a virtualization feature and, even if you do not want to buy that feature, you can have it as a trial for two to three months. If you have another brand of storage from another company, you can use this tool to transfer all your data from the old system to the new Storwize system, which really shortens the migration time.High availability and enhanced security; Proven dependability; Data compression with hardware acceleration; Advanced copy services features are all in this product.The GUI is very easy and performance is also good.Virtualization of external storage, while adding cache and speed to the external storage.

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Very easy to produce reporting data (Snaps). Very easy and fast for provisioning devices and Remote mirroring.Installation is amazingly easy.As it spreads, a chuck of 1MB across the board means using all available spindles on the backend.

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Cons
I have looked at a few pages of a report I download and I saw a graph there regarding software-defined vendors. IBM is not in a good position on this graph. I know that they are working very hard on this, to make it much better and to get to a level where it's not only hardware but also software to provide a complete solution.GUI interface should be enhanced more as there is some issues in copy services.Replication features need improvement. Currently, they are there in the product, but I'm not sure as to how it works exactly.Events/log analysis tools.

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The change form synchronous mirroring to asynchronous (and vice versa) without reconfiguration from scratch would be helpful.I encountered stability (performance) issues during enclosure or disk rebuild. Also some power supply issues due to malfunctions of ​circuits. Sometimes "internal" Snap sessions hang and consume pool capacity.This product was not a good fit for our organization as we have a ton of latency sensitive applications and XIV was not able to keep up with IO + latency demand.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The pricing has been very competitive for the last few years. IBM got to the point where they changed the pricing model and we feel very comfortable with the pricing. It's very competitive. Over the last two years, IBM has been coming up with all kinds of interesting promos, especially for the SMB systems. That makes it very competitive price-wise and in terms of performance...IBM V7000 has a new license and price structure which provides intuitive licensing based on the functions customers wish to enable and use the most.Regarding licensing make sure you add at least three years software maintenance from IBM at the beginning, because you will not be able to download firmware updates or any fixes/patches without this.

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Licensing is straightforward.

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4th
out of 42 in Modular SAN
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12,176
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9,528
Reviews
11
Average Words per Review
410
Avg. Rating
7.5
9th
out of 42 in Modular SAN
Views
1,099
Comparisons
820
Reviews
4
Average Words per Review
353
Avg. Rating
7.3
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Storwize V7000XIV
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Overview
Built with IBM Spectrum Virtualize software, the IBM Storwize family provides hybrid solutions with common functionality, management and flexibility. These products include built-in functions such as Real-time Compression and Easy Tier technology, which optimize flash and hard disk drives to deliver high performance and extraordinary levels of efficiency. Available in a wide range of storage systems, the Storwize family delivers sophisticated capabilities that are easy to deploy, and help control costs for growing businesses.

IBM XIV is a high-end, grid-scale storage system that excels in tuning-free consistent performance, ease of use and exceptional data economics, including inline, and IBM Real-time Compression. IBM XIV is ideal for hybrid cloud, offering predictable service levels for dynamic workloads, simplified scale management, including in multi-tenant environments, flexible consumption models — and robust cloud automation and orchestration through OpenStack, RESTful API and VMware. It offers security and data protection through hot encryption, advanced mirroring and self-healing and investment protection with perpetual licensing.

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Sample Customers
IP-Only AB, Start Quimica, Informatica El Corte Ingles, Fujikura, Royal Carribean Cruises, Agence France-Presse, University of Pittsburgh, PelephoneCelero, NaviSite, Technische Universit_t Mªnchen, Netflix Inc., Muhr und Bender KG, Pelephone Communications
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm17%
Transportation Company8%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Media Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm21%
Software R&D Company18%
Marketing Services Firm10%
Insurance Company8%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business34%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise47%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise2%
Large Enterprise75%
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