IBM z Systems is the most trusted enterprise server platform on the market today, according to the ITIC 2017 Global Server Hardware and Server OS Reliability study, which covers 750 organizations around the world.

The results of the study indicate that the IBM z Systems mainframe has a zero index of incidents.

“IBM z Systems Enterprise mainframe class systems, had zero percent incidents of more than four hours of per server/per annum downtime of any hardware platform. Specifically, IBM z Systems mainframe class servers exhibit true mainframe fault tolerance experiencing just 0.96 minutes of minutes of unplanned per server, per annual downtime.

That equates to 8 seconds per month or “blink and you miss it,” or 2 seconds of unplanned weekly downtime. This is an improvement over the 1.12 minutes of per server/per annum downtime the z Systems servers recorded in ITIC’s 2016 – 2017 Reliability poll nine months ago.”

In mainstream server category, IBM Power Systems is ranked highest in reliability and continuous performance, compared to 14 other server hardware and and 11 different server hardware virtualization platforms.

In addition, IBM Power Systems servers have the slightest unplanned down time – 2.5 minutes per server per year on every Linux platform.

The survey also reveals the current trends in reliability in operation. Virtually all survey companies have identified as a key factor in deciding on the server system the availability of four nines of accessibility – 99.99%, which means less than 1 hour of downtime per year.

Further are the increasing costs of downtime. Nearly all survey respondents claimed that one hour of downtime costs them more than $150k and one third estimating that the same will cost their business up to $400k. Source: IBM, ITIC.

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