Data center key performance indicators (KPIs) are metrics that data center managers measure and monitor to gauge success and ensure business objectives are met as they relate to data center efficiency, health, cost, and productivity.
Data center managers are increasingly turning to big data analytics, 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, analyze, and derive value from it. Plus, legacy tools like Excel and Visio make it impossible to holistically see and analyze this data.
Modern data center managers leverage Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software with out-of-the-box business intelligence dashboards and visual analytics to automatically track KPIs for the most common data center scenarios.
Examples of data center KPIs that all data center managers should monitor include:
- Available capacity by key resource (space, power, cooling, and power/network port connections)
- Data center energy cost
- Change requests by user, stage, and type
- Available cabinet and floor space remaining
- Cabinets with most free data ports and power ports
- Peak load per cabinet over last 30 days
- Cabinet power failover redundancy compliance
- Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE)
- Cabinets compliant with ASHRAE temperature and humidity standards
- Hot spots occurrence and duration
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