In This Issue: Cat6 RJ45 Inline Coupler Type Keystone Jack | Dell PowerEdge Server Product Comparison | News to Start Your Day
Happy Wednesday! You’ve made it to the middle of the week and the weekend is just around the corner. We hope your week has been going well. If there is any way that we can be praying for you, please let us know!
The CK Daily – The Beauty of Work Life Balance
I bring you greetings from St. George Island, Florida. My family and I took a drive down south and followed the smell of the ocean. Commonly known as the “Forgotten Coast”, it’s the last remaining stretch of unspoiled, Gulf Coast, beaches that haven’t been overrun by high rises and strip malls.
We are here for a full work week and OMG why haven’t yall told me how relaxing it is to sit and work with the ocean breeze?!
COVID-19 has put a halt on a lot of our traveling, but I am happy to be able to “sneak away” and spend some safe time away with my family. I am also thankful for the jobs my husband and I have where we have the luxury to pack up our monitors, docking stations, and laptops and work from anywhere in the world.
When’s the last time you’ve taken a few days to balance work and relaxation?
Hot Topic of the Day
The biggest question of all time – Apple or Android?
Good news for both sides, in Apple’s upcoming update later this year, you’ll be able to share FaceTime links with friends that don’t have an Apple product to open in a web browser. As long as they have the link, they can join a FaceTime call on any platform! Read more about it here!
We’d love to hear your thoughts! What do you think about this new feature? What do you love about Apple or Android? What do you not enjoy? Head on over to our CK Facebook page to engage in some dialogue with us!
Product Spotlights & Updates
Happy Hump Day! We’ve made it to the middle of the week and today we’re showcasing a small gadget that should truly be in everyone’s toolbox, the Cat6 RJ45 Inline Coupler Type Keystone Jack.
The Orange RJ45 feed-thru keystone jack simply snaps into blank wall plates and patch panels with no need for tools or punch down. Simple and easy!
Fernando P. summed up all there truly is to say about these and wrote, “Good quality, great price, and fast shipping.”
Dell PowerEdge Server Product Comparison – CK Learning Center
Choosing the right server requires a lot of homework. There are just so many options and finding the right server to fit your needs can be a bit confusing. In an effort to help you narrow down some options quickly, here’s a simple comparison guide for several Dell PowerEdge serverseries. We will highlight the primary hardware differences between R600, R700 and R800 series and help you narrow down a few of your seemingly endless options.
PowerEdge R600 Series
The biggest identifier for the R600 series is that they are all 1U rack servers. While some argue that the smaller form factor limits power, the R600 series still offers plenty of computation. Hardware includes the following:
-(2) Xeon Processors
-Up to (24) DIMM Slots
-Up to (6) 2.5″ drive bays
-Up to (3) PCIe slots
R600 servers offer a variety of configurations that enable enough customization to fit a large array of functions. If a smaller footprint or lower overall budget are top concerns, the R600 series shines.
PowerEdge R700 Series
The R700 series is the first on the list utilizing the 2U rack height. Obviously, this comes with additional configurations and hardware options, and it also requires more space, power, and cooling to optimize. Despite the larger form factor, the R700 servers still have a number of component options that are similar to the R600:
-(2) Xeon processors
-Up to (24) DIMM slots
-Up to (6) 3.5″ or (2) 2.5″ drive bays
-Up to (4) PCIe slots
-One of the other major differences between the R600 and R700 series is in hard drive configurations. Simply put, the 700s offer a much larger variance on storage.
PowerEdge 800 Series
Also utilizing the 2U height, the R800 series elevates hardware options on every level. This is the first series to offer more than two CPU sockets. R800s also supply a wider variety of processors for you to choose from. The full list would be quite long, so we can use the R810 as an example of potential configurations:
-Up to (4) Xeon processors
-Up to (32) DIMM slots
-Up to (6) 2.5″ drive bays
-Up to (8) PCIe slots
Despite the differences between the different servers, PowerEdge devices are designed for similar functions and configurations. They are all rack servers; they all run on the same operating systems; they all utilize the same RAID controllers. While the hardware variations will enable plenty of optimization the different generations are still made with backwards compatibility and the goal of working together with relative ease.
Today’s News to Start Your Day:
- Amazon debuted its $1.5 billion air hub in Northern Kentucky. The hub will serve as the central nerve of Amazon’s U.S. air cargo operations, allowing it to speed deliveries even further to more corners of the country.
- Venmo launched a credit card feature that allows users to convert their cash-back rewards into bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies for free.
- Impossible Foods is bringing its meatless sausage to U.S. grocery stores. They also have plans to release meat-free chicken nuggets in restaurants this fall.
- Due to the delta Covid variant, airlines are seeing weaker bookings and higher cancellations.
- People in the Pacific Northwest are bracing for another major, multiday heat wave starting Wednesday, just over a month after record-shattering hot weather when temperatures soared to 116 degrees Fahrenheit.