Getting Started with IBM Z Resiliency

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 02 March 2020

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ISBN-10: 0738457795
ISBN-13: 9780738457796
IBM Form #: SG24-8446-00
(166 pages)

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


Resiliency is the ability to provide the required capability in the face of adversity, without significant impact. This is not something that just happens, but rather must be thoroughly planned for and tested, including:

  • Keeping hardware, the operating system, middleware, and applications up and running throughout planned and unplanned outages
  • Recovering a site from an unplanned event without data loss

This IBM Redbooks publication gives a broad understanding of resiliency on the IBM Z platform and explains how it works and why it is important. 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 availability.
This publication is intended for IT managers, IT architects, system programmers, and system operations professionals.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Resiliency is key to the survival of a digital business
Chapter 2. Resiliency is built into the IBM Z platform
Chapter 3. IBM Z resiliency models
Chapter 4. Planning for IBM Z resiliency

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