My Storage Journey – IBM XIV Storage pt.1

So me and a colleague had some conversation about storage and we are doing in our environments at this moment in time.  He mentioned that they do use XIV and mentioned some of the things it could do when it comes to provisioning, load balancing, and things of that nature.  Not to mention the ability for adding capacity without downtime and so forth.

I am ofcourse kind of a NetAPP fan but in the end I always want to be unbiased as much as possible as I dont really work for any vendor out there.  In fact, we only started using NetAPP recently and in our current VDI/DDV environment use NFS in particular.  In our server virtualization environment we use it for FC and ofcourse run ESX on the bl460c blades – thats HP ofcourse.

After this conversation I decided to do some digging on my own and as always I came across some old blog post and decided if anyone else was interested in learning about IBM XIV they too can take a look.  Ofcourse don’t try to pass it off as something that is a hot topic as it seems the dust may of settled from what I could read.  If you also have any good reading links that you would like me to post leave them in the comments and I will certainly add them.  As alway Thanks!

IBM XIV

http://www.xivstorage.com/

http://storagemojo.com/2008/08/26/xiv-extremely-inexplicable-value/

http://wikibon.org/wiki/v/IBM_XIV_vs_EVA_8400_vs_EMC_clarion_480

http://viroptics.pancamo.com/2007/11/why-vmware-over-netapp-nfs.html

http://www.enterprisestorageforum.com/ipstorage/features/article.php/3827951/IBM-NetApp-Take-on-Virtual-IO-Bottlenecks.htm

http://blogs.netapp.com/shadeofblue/2010/03/wilde-and-the-careless-xiv.html

http://storagegorilla.com/2010/03/26/7-reasons-why-ibms-xiv-isnt-perfect/

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About Chad King

I am an IT professional working in the industry for over 10 years. Starting in Microsoft Administration and Solutions I was also a free lance consultant for small businesses. Since I first saw virtualization I have always been fascinated by the concept. I currently specialize in VMware technology. I consult daily on many different types of VMware Solutions. I have experience in all domains related to virtualization and cloud solutions. From help desk, administration, engineering, implementation, and design allowing me to provide creative solutions with the understanding and gaps at all levels.

Posted on December 23, 2010, in Storage and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. This site was… how do I say it? Relevant!! Finally I have found something
    that helped me. Thanks!

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