In This Issue: LC/UPC to SC/APC Singlemode Duplex OS2 Fiber Patch Cable | Deals of the Week | Reasons to buy a Refurbished Server | News to Start Your Day
May 19th is National Devil’s Food Cake Day! This day is for you chocolate cake lovers. Here is a delicious recipe for you to make and enjoy at home!
The CK Daily – Seize the Day!
A few weeks ago, I mentioned my excitement in celebrating my upcoming birthday and y’all gave me some great suggestions on what traditions you and your family have. Well, my big day has come and gone. I always find it so interesting how quickly a long-awaited day comes and goes. We spend so much time anticipating the day for it to go by in a mere 24 hours.
In my new age, I have spent a lot of time thinking of how I can seize the day and enjoy every little moment. Nowadays, we are so used to the fast pace life and lately, I have found it so rewarding to just sit down and enjoy whatever is going on around me.
How do you make sure you are seizing the day? I will love to learn from you!
Product Spotlights & Updates:
Happy Hump-Day! Today’s product spotlight is the LC/UPC to SC/APC Singlemode Duplex OS2 Fiber Patch Cable, FSD9-LCSCA-05 and it’s 20% off!
OS2 fiber patch cables are known for their outdoor use and for their loose-tube construction, compared to OS1’s tightly-buffered design and indoor use, this allows OS2 fiber to transmit over longer distances. This also makes OS2 fiber cords best for use with underground and burial applications.
Fiber optic cabling is the medium of choice for longer distance and challenging cabling runs. These cables are thinner than copper patch cords and immune to EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) making them perfect for riser runs and uplink cables.
There are two basic types of fiber cabling, single-mode and multi-mode. The cables listed here are single mode. Inside these cables, you will find three basic layers. Starting from the inside, you have the core which is surrounded by the cladding. Both are protected with the jacket on the outside. Single mode cables have a thinner “core size”. The core size is simply the thickness of the optical fiber inside the cladding. The cladding is material that surrounds that core which basically serves as the boundary for the signal, keeping the light refined to the core and not allowing it to escape. The thicker the core size, the more refraction the signal exhibits, the more signal degradation that occurs and the shorter the distance an intelligible signal can transmit.
In addition, single mode cables are more “stable” as they are only thick enough to carry one wave of light. This eliminates distortion caused by overlapping light signals making them ideal for applications that require couplers or other branching devices.
Reasons to buy a Refurbished Server – CK Learning Center
As your company’s IT manager, you are required to make many decisions when it comes to selecting which technology you will utilize to best fit the needs of your company. One of the decisions you will be faced with is selecting a server that fits your needs for both price and performance. When it comes to shopping for servers, the options and price ranges are nearly endless. You might become overwhelmed and begin to think that you will have to sacrifice either price or performance, however, we’ve got good news. You can have the best of both worlds by going with a refurbished server. Here are some reasons this might be the best choice you could possibly make!
Of course, price is an important factor to consider when you are working within a tight budget. Although new servers may have ever-so-slight advantages over refurbished ones in term of performance, most often the differences in performance are minor but the price difference is great. Buying a refurbished server can see you save 10, 20, or even 50 percent per unit. As a smart shopper, you want to get the most out of each dollar and buying a refurbished server allows you to do just that, which means you have more money left over for other IT needs.
There is a misconception that the refurbished servers’ performance is inferior to new ones. The truth is that the performance of a server is based on the configuration (drives, memory, processors, etc) of the particular server. A new server with the same configuration as a refurbished server should perform exactly the same.
Most IT departments replace their servers, not because they are damaged but because of schedules that they follow or agreements with manufacturers. Consequently, it is possible to get a refurbished server that in excellent shape and can be used for another 5 to 10 years without any issues. Next time you need to replace your server, contact us for a refurbished server that may even see you achieve better performance, and for a fraction of the price.
Maintenance cost is an important consideration when buying a new or refurbished server. One major benefit of going with a server that is one or two generations behind the new ones is the availability of spare parts. Getting replacement parts for refurbished servers can be easy and affordable, reducing maintenance cost and stress that comes with trying to find the correct replacement parts.
Many people go for new servers because they trust the brand of the server and they feel confident that they can rely on the warranty (assuming one is provided). However, most warranties offered by other companies are limited to 2-3 years and, in many cases, they even cost you extra money. We’ve got your back, though. Here at CK we offer an industry-best lifetime warranty on all of our servers. That means that if you experience trouble with the server or components in the server, we will make it right!
Check out our servers here!
Today’s News to Start Your Day:
- As of this morning, in the US, active COVID cases are reported to be 5,944,794.
- Another cheesy one bites the dust as Taco Bell fans are mourning the removal of a cult-favorite menu item. After making its long-awaited return earlier this year, the fast-food giant announced that the Quesalupa will no longer be available. Fans are encouraged to satisfy their Quesalupa craving before it leaves the menu. But judging by internet outrage, it seems that the beloved crunchy item has already been removed from the menu at Taco Bell locations across the country.
- Burger King will enter the chicken sandwich wars on June 3 with the Ch’King. The burger chain is trying to set itself apart from the pack by hand breading its chicken. To celebrate the nationwide launch, customers who order the Ch’King on the Burger King app or online will receive a free Whopper in addition to the chicken sandwich.
- Google IO 2021 is its first developer conference in two years. Though there were not big announcements, the company dropped several updates and expansions to products ranging from AI to shopping aimed at Amazon. Read more here!
- With more than 1.9 billion drinks served every day, Coca-Cola is one of the world’s largest beverage companies. With U.S. soda consumption on the decline, the soft drink maker has been forced to pivot. Coke recently launched Topo Chico Hard Seltzer, marking its first move into alcoholic beverages on its home turf after a four-decade-long hiatus. The company has also recently invested in the sports performance drink category with BodyArmor and it purchased U.K. coffee maker Costa in 2019.