GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2023
Must-Know Data Center Metrics
Highlights: The Most Important Data Center Metrics
- 1. Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE)
- 2. Data Center Infrastructure Efficiency (DCiE)
- 3. Carbon Usage Effectiveness (CUE)
- 4. Water Usage Effectiveness (WUE)
- 5. IT Load
- 6. Data Center Capacity Utilization
- 7. Server Utilization
- 8. Storage Utilization
- 9. Network Utilization
- 10. Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
- 11. Mean Time To Repair (MTTR)
- 12. Data Center Downtime
- 13. Data Center Availability
- 14. Incident Response Time
- 15. First-Time Fix Rate
- 16. Annualized Failure Rate (AFR)
- 17. Service Level Agreement (SLA) Compliance
- 18. Cost per Transaction
- 19. Energy Cost per Transaction
- 20. Asset Lifecycle Management
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Data Center Metrics: Our Guide
Data centers are paramount in this digital era where nearly all operations are inextricably linked to technology. However, comprehending the efficiency of these data centers goes beyond the physical architecture and rests heavily on vital metrics. This blog post unveils must-know data center metrics that empower businesses to optimize operations, streamline resources and augment performance.
Power Usage Effectiveness
The ratio of total energy consumed by the data center to the energy consumed by IT equipment. A lower PUE indicates better efficiency.
Data Center Infrastructure Efficiency
The inverse of PUE, showing the proportion of energy used by IT equipment relative to total energy consumption. A higher DCiE indicates better efficiency.
Carbon Usage Effectiveness
Measures the carbon emissions associated with the data center’s energy consumption, showing the data center’s environmental impact.
Water Usage Effectiveness
Measures the amount of water used in cooling equipment and other systems in the data center, highlighting the water efficiency of the facility.
The total power consumed by IT equipment, including servers, storage, and networking devices.
Data Center Capacity Utilization
The percentage of used computing resources compared to the maximum available resources, indicating how effectively the data center resources are being utilized.
The average percentage of server resources being used at any given time. Higher server utilization can result in better overall efficiency.
The total amount of storage capacity being used as a percentage of the total available storage capacity.
Measures the percentage of available network bandwidth being used, indicating how effective the data center’s network resources are being utilized.
Mean Time Between Failures
The average time between hardware failures within the data center, indicating the reliability of the infrastructure.
Mean Time To Repair
The average time it takes to fix a failure or issue within the data center, showing the effectiveness of the maintenance and support processes.
Data Center Downtime
The total amount of time that the data center is unavailable due to planned or unplanned outages.
Data Center Availability
The percentage of time that the data center is operational and available for use.
Incident Response Time
The average time taken to respond to issues or incidents within the data center.
First-Time Fix Rate
The percentage of incidents resolved without needing further assistance or support tickets.
Frequently Asked Questions
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What is Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE), and why is it important?
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