What IBM Z System Automation can do for your business

IBM Z® System Automation is a policy-based, self-healing, high-availability solution to optimize efficiency and availability of critical systems and applications. It is designed to reduce administrative and operational tasks; customization and programming effort; and automation implementation time and costs associated with Parallel Sysplex automation and policy-based automation. Leveraging the tight integration with Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex (GDPS), Z System Automation provides sophisticated disaster recovery capabilities for IBM Z systems.


Advanced availability

Gain flexible, cluster-wide, policy-based self-healing availability of IBM Z systems and IBM Parallel Sysplex clusters.

Application disaster recovery

Get advanced application disaster recovery capabilities using IBM Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex (GDPS).

Collaborative problem resolution

Reduce problem resolution time by improving cross-team collaboration enabling ChatOps tool integrated into Slack®, Microsoft® Teams™, or Mattermost®.

Goal-driven and enterprise-wide automation

Attain optimized application health and system performance with goal-driven automation. Get enterprise-wide automation and control of IBM Z systems hardware.

Open interfaces

System Automation can integrate with Red Hat® Ansible®, provides Zowe conformant REST APIs and command line interfaces, and can stream messages to Apache Kafka.

Customizable user interface

Leverage the modern Service Management Unite Dashboard user interface to manage and automate applications running on multiple Parallel Sysplexes and Linux.

IBM Z System Automation key features

  • Maximize availability
  • Minimize outages
  • Integrates with Z ChatOps
  • Optimize performance
  • Automate your enterprise
  • Customize your dashboards
  • Quick and safe addition of automated resources
  • Maximize integration in hybrid cloud applications
  • Advanced sample policies
  • Integration with Service Management Unite (SMU)