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Zero Outage: A new industry standard arises

Blog Post created by Bob Plumridge Employee on Nov 7, 2016

Why Hitachi Data Systems is supporting the Zero Industry Standard Consortium.


There is one thing that we can all be sure of in this Industry 4.0, Cloud Computing, Big Data and Internet of Things era. IT outages are no longer acceptable. In a world where every organisation relies on networks to operate, collaborate and create new innovative products and services, frictionless IT support is essential.


The path to providing “always-on” IT services is however obstructed by several barriers. The most high-profile being cyber-security threats and legacy infrastructure. T-Systems has been leading the charge against these barriers and promoting the zero outage approach for several years, but it’s a difficult goal to achieve in isolation.


That is why a number of the world’s leading technology companies, including Hitachi, have today joined forces with T-Systems to create the Zero Outage Industry Standard (ZOIS).As our name suggests, Hitachi Data Systems is a company built around data. In our opinion data is one of every company’s most valuable assets and it needs to be protected.


With the Zero Outage Industry Standard we would like to start a cross-industry discussion and work out before the end of the year how we can manage the vast array of technologies and, in turn, also the myriad sources of error with a single quality standard.If you would like to know more about the consortium you can watch the launch event on Periscope at @tsystemscom or @zero_outage.