Kronos Cloud at Scale
Please let me know if you get sick of the space stuff, because I won’t. The stuff just fascinates me and I’m terribly saddened that I don’t qualify to be a new NASA astronaut. I’ll have to figure out another way to get there…
Anyway, the sheer scale of the universe blows me away. Check this out. It is estimated there are 10 billion galaxies in the observable universe with about 100 billion stars in each. That means there are some 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (that’s 1 billion trillion) stars just in the “observable” universe! We can only see so far…
Now, the second closest star to the earth (our sun is the closest), Alpha Centauri is 4.3 “light-years” away. Light travels at 186,000 miles per second, so in a year light travels 5,878,499,810,000 miles (Yeah, trillion). Getting to AC would definitely require an overnight bag. If we could take the Space Shuttle, at its maximum speed of 17,600 mph, it would take around 165,000 years to get there. Oh, and there’s a chance it might not be there upon our arrival, but that’s a discussion for another light-year.
That picture? That’s around 16,000 of 200,000 stars in a “globular cluster” called Messier 12.
16,000 is also the number of customers Kronos has in the cloud.
Isn’t scale grand?