What is IBM GDPS?

What is IBM GDPS?

GDPS® is a collection of offerings on the IBM® Z platform, each addressing a different set of IT resiliency goals that can be tailored to meet the recovery objectives for your business. Every one of the offerings uses a combination of services, server and storage hardware/software-based replication and automation, and clustering software technologies to ensure that the solution fulfills your business objectives.

With IBM GDPS, you can be confident that your key business applications will be available when your employees, partners and customers need them.

Benefits of GDPS

Supports multiple disk replication architectures

Supports multiple disk replication architectures

Builds trust in services through higher availability

Builds trust in services through higher availability

Drives long distance failure recovery from a single point of control with only seconds of user impact

Drives long distance failure recovery from a single point of control with only seconds of user impact

Automates Sysplex operational tasks

Automates Sysplex operational tasks

Provides data consistency across both z/OS® and open system data

Provides data consistency across both z/OS® and open system data

Uses open architecture and is application independent

Uses open architecture and is application independent


What's new

GDPS® Version 4.1

Implementation Services for GDPS Version 4.1 provides enhanced protection for clients’ production data to help ensure recovery from a data corruption event.

GDPS® Version 3.14

Implementation services for GDPS Version 3.14 offers improved cross-platform support, boosted availability, increased scalability and simplified systems management.


New capabilities

Logical Corruption Protection (LCP) Manager

Provides the ability to create secure point-in-time copies of the critical source data and methods to restore corrupted/deleted data back into production, for example in the event of a cyber attack.

GDPS Metro

Ensures consistency of the secondary data (Freeze) for KVM instances running on IBM Z and the mechanism to perform controlled shutdown and restart of the KVM environment.

GDPS health checks

Offers real-time checking of the environment to ensure that guidelines are being followed to reduce the risk of undetected configuration problems causing recovery issues.


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