Technical Debt

When using the OpsAI platform you have real time INSIGHTS into all relevant information about the Technical Debt of your IT infrastructure.

Know exactly what your Technical Debt consists of

Fix the issues caused by past decisions

Make better decisions about the IT future

The term “Technical Debt” refers to the cost of bringing your infrastructure up-to-date. Meaning that the latest firmware and security updates are applied to your whole IT infrastructure, making it safe and secure.

Technical Debt – Where Does it Come From?

Technical Debt is inevitable in any IT infrastructure.

  • The business software we buy and install will one day be
    un-supported by the company who made it.

  • Servers slow down over time.

  • Firmware inversely offer more performance and output
    of our hardware.

We continually have to make decisions on updates to our hardware and software with new patches and new security.

We make these decisions based on the best available information we have at any given time. Those decision have implications for the future – Good or bad they are the cause of our Technical Debt.

How We Track Technical Debt

OpsAI offers you knowledge which is readily understandable and intuitively actionable. We display all your assets with Technical Debt grouped by type of debt, using the Score Card you see below. That way you can see exactly what types of Technical Debt you are carrying around.

We track both OS and Platform Generation Debt. 

  • Green: No Debt
    This is a HyperVisor server with an OS which is still in Standard Support (typically the first 5 years) is grouped with a green color. The Platform is “Current” and the OS is the newest or next to newest one – and it is patched to date.
    The first column is for Cloud hosted servers (none in this example).
  • Yellow: Low to medium Debt
    In the model the 2 yellow ball are a bit different.
    651 – in the model, are physically hosted servers, with supported but older OS.
    65 – in the model, denotes physically hosted unsupported servers, with the latest OS.
  • Orange: Medium to high Debt
    In this example it’s HyperVisor servers with an OS in Extended support.
  • Red: High Debt
    The 2 balls are a bit different.
    456 – Are physically hosted servers with Operating systems in Extended Support (about to reach “End-of-life”).
    78 – This is the highest level of Tech Debt, an unsupported on-premise hosted server, with an unsupported OS.

OpsAI Giving You Real Time Knowledge of Your IT Infrastructure

  • OpsAI is a scanner continuously collecting and storing data about your IT infrastructure.

  • The dashboard shows you exactly what servers contains Technical Debt and in what form.

  • You will be able to see exactly how critical the technical debt is.

  • OpsAI calculates the value and cost of the Technical Debt in your IT infrastructure.

What is Technical Debt?

The term “Technical Debt” is used in several ways, let’s start with a definition.

“Technical Debt” refers to delayed technical work that is incurred when technical short cuts are taken.

This leaves tasks to be done later – refining software updating operating systems etc.