What is IBM GDPS?

GDPS® is a multi-site or single-site end to end application solution that provides the ability to manage remote copy configuration and storage subsystems to automate Parallel Sysplex operation tasks and perform failure recovery from a single point.

GDPS helps automate recovery procedures for planned and unplanned outages for near-continuous availability and disaster recovery capability. You can have confidence that your key business applications will be available when your employees, partners and customers need them.

Benefits of GDPS

Supports multiple disk replication architectures

Building trust in public services

Drives failure recovery from a single point of control

Automates Sysplex operational tasks

Accesses z/OS and open system data

Uses open architecture and is application Independent

Key features

Take resiliency to a higher level with GDPS and HyperSwap

GDPS is designed to quickly swap many devices, with minimal impact to application availability. Disruptions measured in seconds. Working via GDPS, HyperSwap seamlessly substitutes Metro Mirror (peer-to-peer remote copy, or PPRC) and secondary devices for PPRC primary devices.


Deliver long distance disaster recovery in seconds of impact

Allow for unlimited distance replication with only seconds of user impact if there is a site disaster. By using software-based replication techniques for copying the data between sites, IBM Z controls which workloads are being protected with active/active continuous automated availability (GDPS Continuous Availability).

Ensure the integrity of data in heterogeneous environments

Manage heterogeneous environments and help reduce infrastructure complexity. Installations can share disk subsystems between the z/OS and Open System platforms, while GDPS Metro manages the PPRC for Open Systems storage and provides data consistency across z/OS and Open Systems data.

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