There is no tolerance for downtime

In today’s always-on world, customers expect 24/7 service. According to a 2019 ITIC survey, one hour of downtime costs an average of USD 300,000, and one-third of firms surveyed say downtime costs exceed USD 1 million per hour. (1) And while demand for more frequent patches and updates is growing, the window to conduct such maintenance has decreased by 29% in the last two years. (2)

If disaster strikes, your business must recover swiftly. You need to accelerate service delivery, work your backlog and respond faster to any planned or unplanned event.

What is Instant Recovery?

IBM® Z® systems are the industry’s most dependable infrastructure. Even so, planned or unplanned, downtime can occur.

IBM Z Instant Recovery is an offering which uses system recovery technologies, available exclusively on the new IBM z15™ system. It minimizes the duration and impact of downtime and accelerates the recovery of your mission-critical applications. Now, you can achieve service level excellence with no increase in MSU consumption or IBM software licensing costs.

How our system recovery technologies work

Now you can meet your most stringent service level agreements after outages by unleashing additional z/OS® processing capacity during a temporary performance increase known as the boost period.

By enabling general-purpose processors to run at full-capacity speed, and by allowing general-purpose workloads to run on zIIP processors, the boost period accelerates the entire recovery process in the partition(s) being boosted.

Return to your pre-shutdown SLAs in up to 50 percent less time.


Process your transactional backlog by up to 2 times faster.


Process your batch backlog by up to 2.5 times faster.

Get it on IBM z15

IBM z15 brings agility to resiliency

Mission-critical applications need a resilient platform designed for maximum availability. With lightning-fast recovery capabilities, the new IBM z15 can help you meet these needs in stride.

Hear from customers

IBM’s Z is in a class of its own: 83% of respondents said their firms achieved five and six nines – 99.999% and 99.9999% – or greater uptime

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