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 still occur.

IBM Z Instant Recovery uses technologies available exclusively on IBM z15™ to minimize the duration and impact of downtime and accelerate the recovery of mission-critical applications – with no increase in IBM software licensing costs or MSU consumption.

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