Top 25 Data Center KPIs of 2011-2012

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The use of the term "data center", as applied to specially designed computer rooms, started to gain popular recognition about this time. The boom of data centers came during the dot-com bubble. Companies needed fast Internet connectivity and nonstop operation to deploy systems and establish a presence on the Internet.

The Top 25 Data Center KPIs of 2011 - 2012 report contains a thorough analysis on the most popular Data Center KPIs in 2011-2012, selected by the number of views they received from the community.

About Data Center as an Industry

Data center is defined as a facility that contains concentrated technology equipment to perform functions such as: storage, management, processing and dissemination of digital data and information organized around a particular body of knowledge or pertaining to a particular business.

Data Center sub-categories on are:

  • Energy Management
  • Cooling System
  • Data Center Efficiency
  • Air Management
  • Environment Care
  • Data Center Reliability

Highlights from the report

Top 25 Data Center KPIs of 2011-2012 offers an overview of the most popular KPIs for Data Center as an industry, by combining input from the community with research and analysis from the editorial team. Some of the main sections are:

  • "KPIs ... Naturally", an article that sets the context through a discussion on what is old and what is new in the use of KPIs;
  • An introduction to the custom KPI documentation form developed by the research team for documenting KPIs (with over 30 fields of data, making this the most thorough KPI documentation template in use today);
  • A list with the names of the Top 25 Data Center KPI examples in 2011-2012 on;
  • Among the most popular 25 KPI examples for Data Center in 2011-2012, top 3 is made of:
    • % IT asset efficiency
    • % Corporate data efficiency (CDE)
    • % Data center infrastructure efficiency (DCIE)
  • A detailed description of each KPI listed in the report, as documented in smartKPIs Premium (the premium content section of;
  • Comprehensive insights on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) as performance measurement tools and a glossary explaining the most popular terms characterizing KPIs.

Offers vital insight into the top 25 KPIs of 2011-2012 which are necessary for assessing and optimizing performance if you want to excel in the Data Center sector.

The top five KPIs are:

% IT asset efficiency

% Corporate data efficiency (CDE)

% Data center infrastructure efficiency (DCIE)

% Data center availability

# Power usage effectiveness (PUE).

  • Category: Research reports
  • Product ID: sK0128101
  • Publication date: November 1, 2012
  • File format: PDF
  • Download size: 10.19 MB
  • Pages: 76

Table of contents

  • Executive Summary
  • About Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • KPIs ... Naturally
  • Community Profile
  • 2011-2012 Functional Areas Taxonomy
  • 2011-2012 Industries Taxonomy
  • KPI Documentation form Explained
  • Data Center as an Industry
  • Top 25 Data Center KPIs of 2011-2012 List
  • Appendix A: Related Reports
  • Appendix B: Training courses
  • Appendix C: Advisory services
  • Appendix D: Technology solutions
  • Appendix E: Glossary of terms

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