IBM z systems enterprise mainframe servers ranked most reliable

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced that corporate enterprise users ranked IBM z systems´ enterprise mainframe class´ servers the most reliable hardware platform available on the market today, the company said.

In its ´mainstream´ server category the survey found that IBM Power Systems achieved the highest levels of reliability and uptime when compared with 14 server hardware options and 11 server hardware virtualization platforms.

The results come from the ITIC 2017 Global Server Hardware and Server OS Reliability survey1, which polled 750 organizations worldwide between April and May of 2017. The survey findings also concluded the following:

IBM and the Linux operating system distributions were either first or second in every reliability category, including virtualization and security.
In addition to identifying leading vendors, the survey highlights market ´reliability trends´.