Modern data center managers are under constant pressure to do more with less while simultaneously being tasked with maximizing uptime and optimizing for efficiency and capacity utilization. In today’s ever-changing data center environment, insights from data provide a critical competitive advantage to help tackle these challenges.
To gauge success and ensure business objectives are met, data center managers are increasingly turning to big data analytics to provide the necessary information, but with the massive volume and variety of data generated by data center devices, they don’t always have the time or training to be able to collect that data, analyze it, and ultimately derive value from it. Plus, when using legacy tools like Excel and Visio, it’s simply not possible to holistically see and analyze this data.
So how do you know where to begin, what to track, and what your goals should be? Based on our conversations with hundreds of customers in our global user groups for our Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solution, we’ve consolidated feedback on what data matters the most and compiled a list of the top 40 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that all data center managers should monitor to improve the overall health and efficiency of their data centers.