IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - 10

C UR R ENTS
downtime costs due to hardware
flaws. 
A price of $100,000 for one hour
of downtime for a single server
appears relatively inexpensive.
However, that equates to $1,670
per minute/per server. And that
$100,000 hourly cost of downtime
statistic is relatively conservative for enterprises. ITIC's latest
hourly cost of downtime statistics
indicate 88% of respondents find
downtime costs exceed $300,000;
and 40% of those polled indicate
that hourly downtime costs top $1
million or higher. 
For large enterprises in specific
sectors (mainly banking, energy,
government, healthcare, retail,
transportation and utilities) the
cost of a more severe outage can
exceed $1 million or more per hour,
which breaks down to $16,700 per
server/per minute.
Downtime costs increase exponentially based on the number of
affected servers and the enterprise's
estimate on the hourly cost of downtime. The potential monetary and
data losses underscore the need for
very high reliability of 99.999% or
higher (Figure 2, below). 

More Than Speeds
and Feeds

more than speeds and feeds; it's
measured by reliability and cost
savings as well. Learn more about
the advantages of the IBM Z platform at ibm.co/3heYK7M.

In today's business environment,
the performance of an IT infrastructure platform is quantified by

FIGURE 1: HOURLY DOWNTIME OF $100,000 PER SERVER/PER MINUTE
IBM Z 0.62

$1,033

IBM Power Systems w/Linux 1.54

$2,567

Lenovo ThinkSystem w/Linux 1.64

$2,733

Huawei KunLun w/Linux 1.82

$3,034

HPE Integrity w/Linux 2

$3,332

Cisco UCS w/Linux 2.3

$3,831

Fujitsu Primergy w/Linux 3.5

$5,835

Inspur 10
Dell PowerEdge w/Linux 26

$16,670
$43,342

Oracle x86 w/Linux 37

$61,679

HPE ProLiant w/Linux 43

$71,681

Unbranded White Box w/Linux 53

$88,351

Source: ITIC 2020 Global Server Hardware, Server OS Reliability Survey

FIGURE 2: RELIABILITY AND UPTIME BY THE NUMBERS
Reliability %

Downtime per year

Downtime per month

Downtime per week

90% (one nine)

36.5 days

72 hours

16.8 hours

95%

18.25 days

36 hours

8.4 hours

97%

10.96 days

21.6 hours

5.04 hours

98%

7.30 days

14.4 hours

3.36 hours

99% (two nines)

3.65 days

7.20 hours

1.68 hours

99.5%

1.83 days

3.60 hours

50.4 minutes

99.8%

17.52 hours

86.23 minutes

20.16 minutes

99.9% (three nines)

8.76 hours

43.8 minutes

10.1 minutes

99.95%

4.38 hours

21.56 minutes

5.04 minutes

99.99% (four nines)

52.56 minutes

4.32 minutes

1.01 minutes

99.999% (five nines)

5.26 minutes

25.9 seconds

6.05 seconds

99.9999% (six nines)

31.5 seconds

2.59 seconds

0.605 seconds

0.259 seconds

0.0605 seconds

99.99999% (seven nines) 3.15 seconds

Source: ITIC 2020 Global Server Hardware, Server OS Reliability Survey
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020

Welcome: Helping clients thrive in an always-on world
Currents: Increased uptime reduces TCO for IBM Z clients
Currents: On the web
Currents: Celebrating 20 years of Linux on IBM Z
Currents: The new and improved Master the Mainframe
Features: Cyberresilience: Moving Beyond Cybersecurity: A successful resilience strategy stems from well-defined requirements for high availability, continuous operations and continuous availability
Features: Expanding Cloud Capabilities: Red Hat OpenShift can now run on IBM Z, IBM LinuxONE and IBM Power for an infrastructure-agnostic model
Techbits: Improve recovery time with IBM System Recovery Boost
Techbits: How to utilize IBM Safeguarded Copy
Techbits: Ask the expert: IBM Secure Execution
Beyond the Box: M&T Bank Senior Mainframe Security Engineer and IBM Champion Byron Smith promotes the mainframe through mentorship
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - Intro
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - Cover1
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - 5
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - Welcome: Helping clients thrive in an always-on world
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - 7
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - Currents: On the web
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - 9
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - 10
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - 11
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - Currents: Celebrating 20 years of Linux on IBM Z
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - 13
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - Currents: The new and improved Master the Mainframe
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - 15
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - 16
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - 17
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - Features: Cyberresilience: Moving Beyond Cybersecurity: A successful resilience strategy stems from well-defined requirements for high availability, continuous operations and continuous availability
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - 23
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - Features: Expanding Cloud Capabilities: Red Hat OpenShift can now run on IBM Z, IBM LinuxONE and IBM Power for an infrastructure-agnostic model
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - 25
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - 26
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - 27
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - Techbits: Improve recovery time with IBM System Recovery Boost
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - 29
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - Techbits: How to utilize IBM Safeguarded Copy
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - Techbits: Ask the expert: IBM Secure Execution
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - Beyond the Box: M&T Bank Senior Mainframe Security Engineer and IBM Champion Byron Smith promotes the mainframe through mentorship
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