1. 99.99999% disclaimer: Internal data based on measurements and projections was used in calculating the expected value. The z15 servers must be configured in a parallel sysplex using z/OS 2.3 or above; GDPS management of data and middleware recovery across Metro distance systems and storage, including GDPS Metro Multi-site Workload and GDPS Continuous Availability; and DS888X with IBM HyperSwap. Necessary resiliency technology must be enabled, such as System Managed CF Structure Duplexing, Sysplex failure management and Capacity Provisioning Manager. Other configurations may provide different availability characteristics.
2. Forrester Consulting, August 2019
“The Real Costs Of Planned And Unplanned Downtime,” Forrester Consulting, August 2019 is a Forrester Opportunity Snapshot: A Custom Study Commissioned by IBM