Since I was 6 years old I knew I wanted to be a fighter pilot, therefore it was no surprise that Air Force pilot training was one of the best years of my life. One of the many highlights was my first flight in the T-38 Talon. The world’s first supersonic jet trainer aka “the white rocket”, was loved by everyone who flew it. We called that first flight or dollar ride the “zoom and boom”. The profile called for an unrestricted full afterburner climb and then accelerating well beyond Mach 1.0, breaking the sound barrier. What Chuck Yeager struggled to do, we got to achieve on our very first flight in the T-38.
One of the challenges with supersonic flight is as you approach the speed of sound, drag increases significantly.
At LucidPoint we help our clients migrate software applications to the Cloud which seems a bit fitting given my previous profession. I love watching our team of rockstar engineers and architects help IT organizations adopt the goodness that comes with their applications running in public Clouds such as Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and AWS. On occasion some IT organizations are resistant to moving to the Cloud. Security concerns, lack of budget, lack of staff, fear of the unknown, fear of no longer having a job, are all common barriers to Cloud adoption. Sometimes the faster an organization is moving towards the Cloud, the more resistance there seems to be. Truth be told, not all applications are appropriate for the Cloud, just like not all airplanes are designed to be supersonic.
So don’t let the “Cloud barrier” keep your business from going fast! Once you break through, there is smooth air on the other side. Who doesn’t want their application going Mach 2?
If you need help determining which applications are fit for the Cloud or you just want to talk about airplanes give us a call - LucidPoint is here to help!
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