The Workload Allocation Cube (WAC) is a patented unit of measure that enables a standardized measurement of IT infrastructure. A single WAC unit is comprised of the six core components of compute resources: CPU, Memory, Storage, Disk I/O, LAN I/O, and WAN I/O. The WAC algorithm and costing methodology dynamically blends these compute resources into a single unit of measurement that serves as the benchmark for internal and industry comparisons.
The standardization of measurement provides an apples-to-apples comparison of usage – regardless of the underlying hardware or software technology stack. The WAC offers an open, impartial, and consistent view of IT infrastructure resource consumption and the output yields a single representative unit value of actual consumption.