IBM System Storage DS5000 Series vs. IBM XIV

IBM System Storage DS5000 Series is ranked 24th in Modular SAN vs IBM XIV which is ranked 5th in Modular SAN with 5 reviews. The top reviewer of IBM XIV writes "Using it behind the SAN volume controller, latency is predictable and it is reliable". IBM System Storage DS5000 Series is most compared with IBM Storwize, Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance and Dell EqualLogic PS series. IBM XIV is most compared with HPE 3PAR Flash Storage, IBM Storwize and HPE StorageWorks MSA.
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Also Known AsSystem Storage DS5000 seriesXIV

DS5000 storage systems are equally adept at supporting transactional applications such as databases and online transaction processing (OLTP), throughput-intensive applications such as high-performance computing (HPC) and rich media, and concurrent workloads for consolidation and virtualization. DS5000 series storage systems can support service level agreements (SLAs) for the most common operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, UNIX, Linux and Apple Macintosh. 
With drive-level encryption, DS5000 series storage systems support affordable data security with no performance penalty. The DS5000 storage system’s multiple replication options, drive-level encryption, and persistent cache backup can help ensure that any data in cache is captured and safe in the event of a power outage.

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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