New IBM GRID based storage system (XIV)
Already couple month IBM is offering new storage system based on a GRID of standard. The IBM XIV® Storage System is a next-generation high-end open disk storage system. The IBM XIV system employs a storage architecture designed to provide the highest levels of performance, reliability, and functionality combined with unprecedented ease of management and exceptionally low TCO. It employs unique, patented parallel architecture and caching algorithms built from a grid of standard Intel/Linux components connected in any-to-any topology using Gigabit Ethernet, incorporates active-active N + 1 redundancy of all system components with hot-swappable components and data mirroring, Its revolutionary self-healing process allows re-building a 1 TB disk drive in 30 minutes or less.
- Up to 15 CPUs;
- Up to 168Gb internal switching capacity;
- Up to 120GB cache;
- Up to 180 HDDs with 1 TB size;
- Up to 24 FC 4Gbps ports;
- Up to 6 iSCSI 1GB ports;
- Supported OS: Windows Server, SuSe Linux, RED Hat Linux, CentOS Ent. Linux, NetWare 6.5, Solaris, VMware, HP UX, IBM AIX.
More information: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/disk/xiv/