Getting Started with IBM Z Resiliency

A draft IBM Redbooks publication

Updated 11 September 2019

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ISBN-10: 0738457795
ISBN-13: 9780738457796
IBM Form #: SG24-8446-00

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Authors: Bill White, Marc Coq, Pabitra Mukhopadhyay, Carlos Alberto Pistillo, David Raften, Mai Zeng

Abstract

Resiliency is the ability to rapidly adapt and respond to any internal or external opportunity, demand,
disruption, or threat, and continue business operations without significant impact. This includes:


  • Continuous / near-continuous application availability
  • Keeping your applications up and running throughout planned and unplanned outages
  • Disaster Recovery (DR), which concentrates on recovering a site from an unplanned event.


Business resiliency is not something which just happens, but rather must be througly planned for and tested. This IBM Redbooks publication gives a broad understanding of resiliency on the IBM Z platform and explains why it is importance. It describes the technology and built in resiliency capabilities of the IBM Z platform at various hardware and software levels and discusses what to consider when pursuing higher levels of resiliency.

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