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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.
IBM XIV is ranked 12th in Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) while NetApp FAS Series is ranked 3rd in Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) with 19 reviews. IBM XIV is rated 0.0, while NetApp FAS Series is rated 8.4. On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp FAS Series writes "Reliable, scalable, and stable storage solution which offers multiple features". IBM XIV is most compared with IBM FlashSystem and HPE 3PAR StoreServ, whereas NetApp FAS Series is most compared with Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon), Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), HPE StorageWorks MSA, IBM FlashSystem and Qumulo.
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