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Launch status check to the cloud

June 17, 2015

apollo 13 liftoffDirector Ron Howard’s Apollo 13 (1995) is now 20 years old! Where does the time go? One of my favorite scenes is when the mission control team in Houston goes through their “launch status check,” where the NASA staff in charge of critical systems affirm (or not) readiness for the ultimate “go/no-go” decision. In this clip, flight director Gene Kranz (played by Ed Harris) runs through 15 systems (the actual Apollo checklist is 122 pages!) before declaring “Launch Control, this is Houston. We are go for launch!”

OK, so launching your Workforce Central system to the cloud does not require a 122 page checklist, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t critical systems to check prior to launch, and Kronos can help. Our cloud readiness assessment goes through a thorough system check to make sure you’re ready for a smooth ride to the cloud:

  • Workstations: Evaluate workstation requirements, suggest minimums, and identify anomalies.
  • Architecture: Review and assess current architecture topology and devise new strategy.
  • Network: Evaluate network bandwidth and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Kronos terminals: Review existing terminals and provide suggestions for device-initiated enablement.
  • Interfaces: Examine and document interfaces and custom reports or extensions.
  • Database: Identify opportunities to clean up or optimize existing databases.
  • Application performance and settings

And no, it’s not likely you’ll hear “Houston, we have a problem.” You see, in the Kronos cloud, your safety is our #1 priority. Or as Director Kranz declared, “Failure is not an option.”

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