Data Center Performance Index (DCPI) in Practice
On March 20, 2019, 2nd Degree Master iMason Mark Monroe, presented at the Data Center World conference in Phoenix an overview of DCPI, and a report of it’s first application. The iMasons Data Center Performance Index (DCPI) is a new global rating system that measures the actual performance of colocation data centers. The index applies letter grades to a data center across three categories – Availability, Efficiency and Environmental. The intent is to give colocation customers a way to see how a data center performs over time, helping them make more informed decisions. It also provides a common mechanism for providers to showcase their performance to the industry. DCPI has now been used by a large-scale purchaser of colo services, and this video also reports on that experience.