There is no tolerance for downtime

In a 2019 study commissioned by IBM, Forrester Consulting conducted a survey of 100 IT directors in large US enterprises to understand the reality of downtime at their organization. On average, respondents estimated that planned downtime cost their organization USD 1.5 million in the last quarter, and USD 5.6 million in the last year.¹  

“Because planned downtime is costly, some enterprises try to avoid it for needed bug fixes and security updates… [this] results in a greater risk of unplanned downtime, creating a downtime cycle.”²

– Forrester, 2019

What is IBM Z 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.

Explore the benefits

Deliver on your SLAs faster after service disruptions

Keep your customers satisfied and meet your most demanding service level agreements by unleashing additional processing capacity for a temporary boost period after a planned or unplanned outage.


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 system recovery capabilities, the new IBM z15 can help you meet these needs in stride.

Hear from surveyed 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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“The Real Costs Of Planned And Unplanned Downtime,” Forrester Consulting, August 2019 is a Forrester Opportunity Snapshot: A Custom Study Commissioned by IBM