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Resources Forecast Object Reference

 

This ResourcesForecast object is a collection of time-series forecasts for resources and their key performance metrics with respect to the selected SimulationType property value.

INFO

Time-series intervals may vary in duration. Values that rely on calculated averages are time-weighted to account for different durations.

 

Financial Kpi

This FinancialKpi object contains financial key performance indicators.

json
  {
    "Kratio": 2.85,
    "KratioShift": false,
    "AvgServerQty": 163.7,
    "AvgProcessorQty": 327.4,
    "AvgCoreQty": 3230.2,
    "NominalPerServerUnitCost": 24491.5,
    "NominalPerProcessorUnitCost": 12245.8,
    "NominalPerCoreUnitCost": 1241.2,
    "TotalCost": 20326958,
    "TotalCostPerYear": 4009262
  }

Attributes

Kratio - numeric
Ratio of software, power and facility resource costs to server cost, calculated using interval duration weighting.

TIP

When the SimulationType selected is 'OptimalYield', this Kratio property value is the optimal Kratio (i.e., the optimal resource mix) for the entire time-series.

KratioShift - boolean
A flag to identify the Kratio incurred a linear shift caused by a Performance Jump Event.
AvgServerQty - numeric
Average Server quantity for entire time-series based on interval duration weighting.
AvgProcessorQty - numeric
Average Processor quantity for entire time-series based on interval duration weighting.
AvgCoreQty - numeric
Average Core quantity for entire time-series based on interval duration weighting.
NominalPerServerUnitCost - numeric
Calculated cost per server calculated as: Annualized Total Cost / Average Server Quantity.
NominalPerProcessorUnitCost - numeric
Calculated cost per processor calculated as: Annualized Total Cost / Average Processor Quantity.
NominalPerCoreUnitCost - numeric
Calculated cost per core calculated as: Annualized Total Cost / Average Server Quantity.
TotalCost - integer
Total cumulative cost for entire time-series.
TotalCostPerYear - integer
Annualized Total Cost calculated as: Total Cost / Time-series duration

 

Financial Summary Item

This FinancialSummaryItem object contains resource costs of an time-interval within a time-series result.

json
  {
    "IntervalNbr": 5,
    "AbsTimeStart": 0.89,
    "AbsTimeEnd": 1,
    "ServerIncCost": 0,
    "PerpetualLicenseIncCost": 114901,
    "SupportIncCost": 151406,
    "SubscriptionIncCost": 121335,
    "PowerIncCost": 5704,
    "FacilityIncCost": 9679,
    "TotalIncCost": 403025,
    "ServerCumCost": 0,
    "PerpetualLicenseCumCost": 202693,
    "SupportCumCost": 1359030,
    "SubscriptionCumCost": 1129197,
    "PowerCumCost": 57983,
    "FacilityCumCost": 94467,
    "TotalCumCost": 2843370,
    "TotalPerYearCumCost": 2843370,
    "TotalPerCapacityCumCost": 247,
    "TotalPerYearPerCapacityCumCost": 247,
    "Kratio": null
  }

Attributes

IntervalNbr - integer
Interval number within time-series.
AbsTimeStart - numeric
Absolute start time of interval in years.
AbsTimeEnd - numeric
Absolute end time of interval in years.
ServerIncCost - integer
Net incremental cost of server additions and removals, plus residual value, for interval.
PerpetualLicenseIncCost - integer
Incremental cost for new perpetual licenses added in interval.
SupportIncCost - integer
Ongoing support cost for perpetual licenses for interval.
SubscriptionIncCost - integer
Current subscription license costs for interval.
PowerIncCost - integer
Power consumption costs for interval.
FacilityIncCost - integer
Facility space consumption for interval.
TotalIncCost - integer
Sum of all incremental cost for interval.
ServerCumCost - integer
Cumulative of server incremental cost for all prior intervals plus current interval.
PerpetualLicenseCumCost - integer
Cumulative of perpetual incremental cost for all prior intervals plus current interval.
SupportCumCost - integer
Cumulative of support incremental cost, for perpetual licenses, for all prior intervals plus current interval.
SubscriptionCumCost - integer
Cumulative of subscription incremental cost for all prior intervals plus current interval.
PowerCumCost - integer
Cumulative of power incremental cost for all prior intervals plus current interval.
FacilityCumCost - integer
Cumulative of facility space incremental cost for all prior intervals plus current interval.
TotalCumCost - integer
Sum of all cumulative costs for all prior intervals plus current interval.
TotalPerYearCumCost - integer
Sum of all cumulative costs divided by current interval's absolute time end.
TotalPerCapacityCumCost - integer
Sum of all cumulative costs divided by current interval's total scalar capacity rating per CapacityCum property of HardwareSummary object.
TotalPerYearPerCapacityCumCost - integer
Sum of all cumulative costs divided by current interval's absolute time end and divided by current interval's total scalar capacity rating.
Kratio - numeric
Sum of all software, power and facility cumulative cost divided by server cumulative cost. Value is null if server cumulative cost is zero.

 

Hardware Kpi

This HardwareKpi object contains hardware key performance indicators.

json
  {
    "PerformanceCaptureYield": 0.98,
    "ServerAverageAge": 1.78,
    "ServerAverageRemovalAge": 4.56,
    "AnnualRemovalPercent": 0.2,
    "AnnualAddPercent": 0.2,
    "MaxServerQty": 244,
    "MaxServerQtyTime": 4.86,
    "MaxProcessorQty": 488,
    "MaxProcessorQtyTime": 4.86,
    "MaxCoreQty": 4880,
    "MaxCoreQtyTime": 4.86
  }

Attributes

EfficiencyCaptureYield - numeric
Indicator of server 'freshness' relative to the current market performance rating.

TIP

Why is 'freshness' an important metric? Because operating server inventory for too long incurs both technology currency and financial opportunity costs.

Currency refers to how 'current' or accepted as up-to-date. For example, the server may no longer be supported by its vendor.

Financial opportunity cost corresponds to how a less efficient or performant server causes unnecessarily higher consumption rates for other resources, which often far exceed the purchase cost of new, more efficient or performant server.

ServerAverageAge - numeric
Weighted-average age of server inventory.
ServerAverageRemovalAge - numeric
Weighted-average age of servers removed from inventory.
AnnualRemovalPercent - numeric
Annualized percent of servers removed from inventory.
AnnualAddPercent - numeric
Annualized percent of servers added to inventory.
MaxServerQty - integer
Peak quantity of servers in time-series.
MaxServerQtyTime - integer
Time (years) when peak quantity of servers was first reached.
MaxProcessorQty - integer
Peak quantity of processors in time-series.
MaxProcessorQtyTime - numeric
Time (years) when peak quantity of processors was first reached.
MaxCoreQty - integer
Peak quantity of cores in time-series.
MaxCoreQtyTime - numeric
Time (years) when peak quantity of cores was first reached.

 

Hardware Summary Item

This HardwareSummaryItem object contains server inventory of an time-interval within a time-series result.

json
  {
    "IntervalNbr": 11,
    "AbsTimeStart": 1.88,
    "AbsTimeEnd": 2,
    "DemandStart": 8775,
    "DemandDelta": 195,
    "DemandEnd": 8970,
    "UtilizationStart": 63.587,
    "UtilizationEnd": 65,
    "RackIncQty": null,
    "ServerIncQty": 3,
    "ProcessorIncQty": 6,
    "CoreIncQty": 60,
    "CapacityInc": 300,
    "RackCumQty": null,
    "ServerCumQty": 138,
    "ProcessorCumQty": 276,
    "CoreCumQty": 2760,
    "CapacityCum": 13800,
    "CapacityPerServer": 100,
    "CapacityPerProcessor": 50,
    "CapacityPerCore": 5,
    "ServerAvgAge": 1.25,
    "ServerAvgRemovalAge": 4.01,
    "TransactionPercentAdd": 1,
    "TransactionPercentRemove": 1,
    "PerformanceCaptureYield": 1
  }

Attributes

IntervalNbr - integer
Interval number within time-series.
AbsTimeStart - numeric
Absolute start time of interval in years.
AbsTimeEnd - numeric
Absolute end time of interval in years.
DemandStart - numeric
Scalar value for demand at interval start.
DemandDelta - numeric
This interval's incremental scalar value for demand.
DemandEnd - numeric
Scalar value for demand at interval end.
UtilizationStart - numeric
Pool utilization rate at interval start.
UtilizationEnd - numeric
Pool utilization rate at interval end.
RackIncQty - integer
Incremental change to pool's rack quantity. Only valid if LotType property in LotConfiguration object is set to 'Rack'. If not, value is null.
ServerIncQty - integer
Incremental change to pool's server quantity.
ProcessorIncQty - integer
Incremental change to pool's processor quantity.
CoreIncQty - integer
Incremental change to pool's core quantity.
CapacityInc - integer
Incremental change to pool's aggregate performance rating (aka Capacity).
RackCumQty - integer
Cumulative quantity of racks in pool.
ServerCumQty - integer
Cumulative quantity of servers in pool.
ProcessorCumQty - integer
Cumulative quantity of processors in pool.
CoreCumQty - integer
Cumulative quantity of cores in pool.
CapacityCum -integer
Cumulative capacity of pool.
CapacityPerServer - numeric
Capacity per server, calculated as: CapacityCum / ServerCumQty;
CapacityPerProcessor - numeric
Capacity per processor, calculated as: CapacityCum / ProcessorCumQty;
CapacityPerCore - numeric
Capacity per core, calculated as: CapacityCum / CoreCumQty;
ServerAvgAge - numeric
The average time duration a server exists in pool inventory. Can only be calculated if the InitialAge property in ServerInventory object is set. Otherwise, returns null.
ServerAvgRemovalAge - numeric
Time-weighted average age of servers removed from the pool. If initial age of servers was not included, calculation will be based only those servers added and removed from the pool within the time-series.
TransactionPercentAdd - integer
Quantity of servers added relative to server cumulative quantity.
TransactionPercentRemove - integer
Quantity of servers removed relative to server cumulative quantity.

TIP

Inventory turnover is usually a single number. Because higher performance servers are being added and lower performance servers are being removed, hardware inventory turnover is asymmetric and therefore ingress and egress are measured.

PerformanceCaptureYield - numeric
Measures performance capture yield of inventory turnover, and calculated as: weighted-average capacity rating of server inventory divided by current capacity rating in ServerUnitCapacity property in NewServerConfiguration object

TIP

Performance capture yield indicates server inventory 'freshness.' Managing hardware inventory is perishable on two dimensions:

  1. Asset values quickly decay with the arrival of better hardware.
  2. Usage is time sensitive and therefore perishable. Lack of utilization yesterday cannot be made up by today's utilization.

 

Hardware Detail Item

This HardwareDetailItem object contains server inventory transactions of a time-interval within a time-series result.

json
  {
    "IntervalNbr": 11,
    "UniqueIdentifier": "svr-3-0-2-475",
    "AbsTimeStart": 1.88,
    "AbsTimeEnd": 2,
    "SourceIntervalNbr": 11,
    "ServerQty": 3,
    "RackQty": null,
    "ProcessorQty": 6,
    "CoreQty": 60,
    "TotalCapacity": 300,
    "ServerUnitCapacity": 100,
    "ProcessorUnitCapacity": 50,
    "CoreUnitCapacity": 5,
    "ProcessorSetSize": 2,
    "CoreSetSize": 10,
    "WattsRating": 1200,
    "RackSpaceUnit": 1
  }

Attributes

IntervalNbr - integer
Current interval number within time-series.
UniqueIdentifier - string
Unique transaction code
AbsTimeStart - numeric
Absolute start time of interval in years.
AbsTimeEnd - numeric
Absolute end time of interval in years.
SourceIntervalNbr - integer
Source interval number that originated the transaction.
ServerQty - integer
Quantity of Servers added or removed.
RackQty - integer
Quantity of racks added or removed. Null indicates LotType property in LotConfiguration object is not set to 'Rack'.
ProcessorQty - integer
Quantity of processor added or removed.
CoreQty - integer
Quantity of cores added or removed.
TotalCapacity - integer
ServerUnitCapacity - numeric
Server unit capacity.
ProcessorUnitCapacity numeric
Processor unit capacity.
CoreUnitCapacity - numeric
Core unit capacity
ProcessorSetSize - integer
Quantity of processor sockets used. For example, a two-socket server with one cpu is counted as 1.
CoreSetSize - integer
Quantity of cores per processor.
WattsRating - integer
Nominal watts rating of server.
RackSpaceUnit - integer
Size of server in U unit (e.g., 1U, 2U, etc.).

 

Software Kpi

This SoftwareKpi object contains software key performance indicators.

json
  {
    "ServerEntitlementsAvgUtilizationPercent": 98.6,
    "ProcessorEntitlementsAvgUtilizationPercent": 98.6,
    "CoreEntitlementsAvgUtilizationPercent": 100,
    "ServerAvgExcessEntitlementsQty": 2,
    "ProcessorAvgExcessEntitlementsQty": 3,
    "CoreAvgExcessEntitlementsQty": 0
  }

Attributes

ServerEntitlementsAvgUtilizationPercent - numeric
Weighted average utilization percentage of server entitlements.
ProcessorEntitlementsAvgUtilizationPercent - numeric
Weighted average utilization percentage of processor entitlements.
CoreEntitlementsAvgUtilizationPercent - numeric
Weighted average utilization of core entitlements.
ServerAvgExcessEntitlementsQty - integer
Weighted average quantity of excess server entitlements.
ProcessorAvgExcessEntitlementsQty - integer
Weighted average quantity of excess server entitlements.
CoreAvgExcessEntitlementsQty - integer
Weighted average quantity of excess core entitlements.

 

Software Summary Item

This SoftwareSummaryItem object contains software inventory of a time-interval within a time-series result.

json
  {
    "IntervalNbr": 12,
    "AbsTimeStart": 2,
    "AbsTimeEnd": 2.2,
    "DeployedServerQty": 143,
    "DeployedProcessorQty": 286,
    "DeployedCoreQty": 2860,
    "EntitledServerQty": 143,
    "EntitledProcessorQty": 286,
    "EntitledCoreQty": 2860,
    "UtilServer": 100,
    "UtilProcessor": 100,
    "UtilCore": 100
  }

Attributes

IntervalNbr - integer
Interval number within time-series.
AbsTimeStart - numeric
Absolute start time of interval in years.
AbsTimeEnd - numeric
Absolute end time of interval in years.
DeployedServerQty - integer
Quantity of server licenses in use.
DeployedProcessorQty - integer
Quantity of processor licenses in use.
DeployedCoreQty - integer
Quantity of core licenses in use.
EntitledServerQty - integer
Quantity of entitled server licenses.
EntitledProcessorQty - integer
Quantity of entitled processor licenses.
EntitledCoreQty - integer
Quantity of entitled core licenses.
UtilServer - integer
Percentage of server licenses utilized.
UtilProcessor - integer
Percentage of processor licenses utilized.
UtilCore - integer
Percentage of core licenses utilized.

 

Software Detail Item

This SoftwareDetailItem* object contains software transactions of a time-interval within a time-series result.

INFO

Software contract term dates differ from generated intervals in the result time-series. Contract events (i.e., annual entitlement settlement or contract renewal) are not forced by Zypr to match generated interval dates. Software contract dates will therefore likely fall within a time-series interval. The 'start' and 'end' properties for entitled and excess values account for that difference and result in 'start' and 'end' values that differ. Usually these two values will be the same.

 

json
  {
    "LicenseId": 1,
    "LicenseTypeName": "PerpetualSupport",
    "LicenseMetricName": "Core",
    "IntervalNbr": 15,
    "AbsTimeStart": 2.5,
    "AbsTimeEnd": 2.68,
    "DeployedQty": 3120,
    "EntitledQtyStart": 3120,
    "EntitledQtyEnd": 3120,
    "ExcessQtyStart": 0,
    "ExcessQtyEnd": 0
  }

Attributes

LicenseId - integer
Unique number identify product.
LicenseTypeName - string
Type of license (e.g., perpetual).
LicenseMetricName - string
Metric used by a vendor for counting license consumption.
IntervalNbr - integer
Interval number within time-series.
AbsTimeStart - numeric
Absolute start time of interval in years.
AbsTimeEnd - numeric
Absolute end time of interval in years.
DeployedQty - integer
Quantity of server licenses in use.
EntitledQtyStart - integer
Quantity of entitled licenses at start of interval.
EntitledQtyEnd - integer
Quantity of entitled licenses at end of interval.
ExcessQtyStart - integer
Quantity of excess licenses at start of interval.
ExcessQtyEnd - integer
Quantity of excess licenses at end of interval.

 

Facility Kpi

This FacilityKpi object contains facility key performance indicators.

json
  {
    "RackSlotAvgQty": 164,
    "RackSlotQtyAnnualizedChangePercent": 13.6,
    "CapacityPerRackSlotAnnualizedChangePercent": 5.6,
    "KWhPerCapacityUnitAnnualizedChangePercent": -6.3,
    "KWhPerRackSlotAnnualizedChangePercent": -1.2
  }

Attributes

RackSlotAvgQty - integer
Weighted average rack slot quantity used.
RackSlotQtyAnnualizedChangePercent - numeric
Annualized growth rate of rack unit used. A rack unit is 1U.
CapacityPerRackSlotAnnualizedChangePercent - numeric
Annualized growth rate of kilowatt hours consumed.
KWhPerCapacityUnitAnnualizedChangePercent - numeric
Annualized growth rate of kilowatt hours per capacity unit.
KWhPerRackSlotAnnualizedChangePercent - numeric
Annualized growth rate of kilowatt hours per rack unit.

 

Facility Summary Item

This FacilitySummaryItem object contains facility resources of a time-interval within a time-series result.

TIP

Facility resources may be treated as essentially fixed or semi-fixed costs by setting the SimulationScope object to exclude all facility costs. An optimal solution will therefore not be based on displacing any facility resource costs.

 

json
  {
    "IntervalNbr": 14,
    "AbsTimeStart": 2.39,
    "AbsTimeEnd": 2.5,
    "RackSlotQtyInc": 3,
    "RackSlotQtyCum": 151,
    "ComputeCapacityPerRackSlot": 100,
    "KilowattHrsInc": 74498,
    "KilowattHrsAnnualized": 677255,
    "KilowattHrsAnnualizedPerCapacityUnit": 44.9,
    "KilowattHrsAnnualizedPerRackSlot": 4485.1
  }

Attributes

IntervalNbr - integer
Interval number within time-series.
AbsTimeStart - numeric
Absolute start time of interval in years.
AbsTimeEnd - numeric
Absolute end time of interval in years.
RackSlotQtyInc - integer
Incremental 1U rack slot quantity.
RackSlotQtyCum - integer
Cumulative 1U rack slot quantity.
ComputeCapacityPerRackSlot - integer
Capacity per 1U rack size.
KilowattHrsInc - integer
Incremental kilowatt hours consumed.
KilowattHrsAnnualized - integer
Annualized kilowatt hours consumed.
KilowattHrsAnnualizedPerCapacityUnit - numeric
Annualized kilowatt hours consumed per unit of capacity.
KilowattHrsAnnualizedPerRackSlot - numeric
Annualized kilowatt hours consumed per 1U rack size.

 

Facility Detail Item

This FacilityDetailItem object contains facility use transactions of a time-interval within a time-series result.

json
  {
    "IntervalNbr": 4,
    "AbsTimeStart": 0.71,
    "AbsTimeEnd": 0.89,
    "SourceIntervalNbr": 0,
    "RackSlotQtyInc": -8,
    "RackSlotQtyCum": 99,
    "TotalKilowattHrs": -5235,
    "ProcessorSetSize": 2,
    "CoreSetSize": 8,
    "WattsRating": -3320,
    "ServerSize": 1
  }

Attributes

IntervalNbr - integer

Current interval number within time-series.
UniqueIdentifier - string
Unique transaction code
AbsTimeStart - numeric
Absolute start time of interval in years.
AbsTimeEnd - numeric
Absolute end time of interval in years.
SourceIntervalNbr - integer
Source interval number that originated the transaction.
TotalKilowattHrs - integer
Total kilowatt hours consumed.

INFO

A server removal transaction will show kWhs consumed to zero. Not a reduction of power consumption akin to space. This assumes power consumption is a variable cost. However, in practice, power agreements often include minimum consumption or payment guarantees to a power supplier.

Power consumption is treated as variable cost because, on the margin, data centers typically are power constrained and likely exceed their minimum guarantees.

RackSlotQtyInc - integer
Incremental 1U rack slot quantity consumed.
RackSlotQtyCum - integer
Cumulative 1U rack slot quantity consumed.
ProcessorSetSize - integer
Quantity of processor sockets used. For example, a two-socket server with one cpu is counted as 1.
CoreSetSize - integer
Quantity of cores per processor.
WattsRating - integer
Aggregate watts rating of transaction.
ServerSize - integer
Size of server in U unit (e.g., 1U, 2U, etc.).

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