Today’s Topics: New Voices at CK | Push-Pull Connectors | Reasons to Buy a Refurbished Server | News to Start Your Day
March 2nd is National Old Stuff Day! Today gives notice to all that old stuff and a push of encouragement to try something new! No more “same old, same old” anymore, pull out those old items and put them to new use!
I’ll start by asking who doesn’t love a totally strange message from a stranger about something completely random? Since I’m a stranger to most of you, I’ll briefly introduce myself! I’m Chris McCoy, and I have the privilege of supporting the CablesAndKits team as President. We’re excited to transition the daily email from Craig & Christin and let you all hear from others here! Our goal is to continue having conversations with you and positively impact your day.
Product Spotlights & Updates:
The spotlight today will be on our Push-Pull Connectors, an upgraded version of the Uniboot Connector! It has a special tab that allows users to easily insert and remove the connector without accessing the boot. Fiber cables with these connectors have the same type of short boot connector as the Uniboot, but with the special push-pull tab. This connector also allows users to reverse the polarity easily. Another neat feature of these connectors is their unique design which utilizes a 2mm duplex cord for denser cable management. This also helps reduce patching footprint and minimize channel loss with high performance. We have various optical modes and lengths utilizing the Push-Pull Tab, be sure to check them out!
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!
Newer isn’t always better. We are huge advocates of refurbished servers because of the many advantages they bring. When you throw in our lifetime warranty, there’s really nothing to lose! We can help you replace your servers stress-free.
This article is from the CK Learning Center.
Today’s News to Start Your Day:
- As of this morning, in the US, there are 8,969,496 active COVID cases, 19,817,532 have recovered and there have been 527,226 deaths.
- Sports drink maker Gatorade is launching its first-ever wearable device, the Gx Sweat Patch. The patch is a one-time-use wearable that analyzes sweat to provide athletes with insights about their athletic performance and hydration levels. It’s Gatorade’s latest product at a time when the sports drink marketplace is becoming increasingly crowded. The patch will sell for $24.99 and will be available online and at Dicks’ Sporting Goods.
- Airbnb recently informed travel bloggers that it will shut down its affiliate program at the end of March. Airbnb launched the associated program in May 2020. The program pays travel bloggers and influencers a percentage of guest and host fees for Airbnb stays and experiences they recommend and link to on their website and social media profiles. The decision to end the affiliate program comes after the company last month announced a new marketing campaign aimed at recruiting more hosts to its service.
- Delta reduced managers’ pay last year during the Covid pandemic and cut thousands of workers’ hours by 25%. Bonuses range from a few thousand dollars to six figures. The bonuses come as Congress moves closer to passing the third round of airline payroll support.
- China’s Inner Mongolia region plans to ban new cryptocurrency mining projects and shut down existing activity in a bid to cut down on the energy-consuming operation. Bitcoin mining consumes an estimated 128.84 terawatt-hour per year of energy, more than entire countries such as Ukraine and Argentina. Inner Mongolia alone accounts for around 8% of all bitcoin mining globally, more than the United States which accounts for 7.2%.
- All 270 Apple stores in the United States are open for business as of Monday. It’s the first time that all U.S. stores are open since Apple started closing stores in response to the Covid-19 pandemic last spring. The reopening of Apple’s last closed U.S. locations in Texas on Monday marks a milestone as the United States begins to emerge from lockdowns.