In This Issue: The Nexus 7000 Series Ethernet Module, a Path to 10GB. | Friday Encouragement | News to Start Your Day
Happy Friday! Today is National Dance Like a Chicken Day and National Buttermilk Biscuit Day…seems perfect, right? This calls for a stop in the drive-thru to grab a biscuit and while you’re eating it, flap your arms and strut like a chicken! We’re certain it’ll make someone’s day!
The CK Daily – Looking forward!
It’s the end of the school year! One of the things going on in our house is preparing for the end of the school year. I think we’d all agree it’s been a memorable one! As I was finishing helping my middle schooler with her homework, I realized that we only have a couple more nights of homework since her last day for the school year is next week. It’s both an exciting and bittersweet time. We’re excited as our summers are always packed with activities. It’s bittersweet since another school year has passed. I had a realization recently that I only have 5 more years with my oldest daughter before she goes off to college!! Where has the time gone?
As King Solomon said in Ecclesiastes 3:1, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” I know that time marches forward and I will make the most of every day!
So as you come to this time of year, what are you looking forward to?
Product Spotlights & Updates:
Happy Friday! Today’s product spotlight is the Cisco Nexus 7000 F2-Series Ethernet Module, N7K-F248XP-25E (Try saying that 5 times fast!). This ethernet module is a perfect addition for any Cisco 7000 Chasis to provide Ethernet connectivity via SFPs or SFP+ and is a cost savings way to 10 GB Ethernet connectivity. The module includes 48 ports that can support either 1 GB or 10 GB speeds and the module can also support Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) capabilities. The Layer 2 and Layer 3 functionality is perfect for data centers and the uni can be used in conjunction with existing Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders.
If you are looking for a cost-effective, powerful, and reliable path toward 10 GB the Cisco N7K-F248XP-25E is a great option!
The Best Advice I’ve Ever Had – Jon Gordon
Dr. James Gills accomplished the remarkable feat of completing two triathlons back to back. Most of the world, including me, couldn’t complete one triathlon, never mind two. Yet, Dr. James Gills, a man in his fifties, was able to complete a double triathlon six times.
When asked how he did it, he gave the best advice I’ve ever heard.
He said, “I’ve learned to talk to myself instead of listen to myself.”
He continued, “If I listen to myself I hear all the reasons why I should give up. I hear that I’m too tired-too old-too weak to make it. But if I talk to myself I can give myself the encouragement and words I need to hear to keep running and finish the race.”
It’s the same way with life.
Too often we listen to ourselves and hear all the complaints, self-doubt, fear, and negativity that lead to unhappiness, failure, and unfulfilled goals.
But instead of listening to the negative, we can choose to feed ourselves with the positive. We can fuel up with words, thoughts, phrases, scripture, and beliefs that give us the strength and power to overcome our challenges and create an extraordinary life, career, and team.
Just keep running, stay positive, talk to yourself instead of listen to yourself and make sure you celebrate and raise your hands in the air when you’ve reached your destination!
Do you need to talk to yourself instead of listen to yourself? If you do feed yourself with encouragement what do you say?
This post is from the Jon Gordon blog.
Today’s News to Start Your Day:
- As of this morning, in the US, there are 6,360,358 active COVID cases, 26,667,199 have recovered and there have been 598,540 deaths.
- The CDC announced that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a face mask under new public health recommendations.
- The long-awaited “Friends” reunion special will arrive on HBO Max on May 27.
- NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance is starting to take the measure of its new Red Planet home. Perseverance has studied nearby rocks in greater detail using two other instruments: its rock-zapping SuperCam laser and the WATSON (“Wide Angle Topographic Sensor for Operations and Engineering”) camera at the end of its robotic arm. The mission team is keen to know whether the stones are volcanic or sedimentary in origin.
- The Colonial Pipeline Co. paid a ransom to hackers after it fell victim to a cyberattack. The assault, carried out by the criminal cyber group known as DarkSide, forced the company to shut down approximately 5,500 miles of pipeline, leading to a disruption of nearly half of the nation’s East Coast fuel supply. Ransomware attacks involve malware that encrypts files on a device or network that results in the system becoming inoperable.