In This Issue: Cisco 3750X/3850 Stack Power Cabe | Google Storage Updates | News to Start Your Day
Today, on National Pretzel Day, we recognize one of America’s favorite snacks! Take your pick of a bag of nice crunchy, salty pretzels or a big, warm, soft, cinnamon pretzel – both are delicious! Fun fact: Pennsylvania produces 80% of the nation’s pretzels!
The CK Daily – Busy but Grateful
Happy Monday CK Fam!
It’s Corey again! It’s also Monday morning again. So easy to be bummed that the weekend is already over. A weekend celebrating the birthday of my wife, eating pizza, visiting friends and family, playing games, and trying to keep up with chores around the house.
Instead of choosing to be bummed out because I’m back at work or frustrated that there wasn’t more down time, I’m taking this morning to count my blessings and remember how good we have it. The distraction of more is something many people are anxious about. More money, more time, more entertainment, more vacation days, the list goes on.
Today, instead of wishing for more, I implore you to look at what you have and choose to be grateful.
Do you have a piece of scripture, devotional, or daily affirmation that you reference in order to keep you happy with what you have?
One of my favorites is Psalm 118:24.
Thanks for tuning in. Have a stellar Monday and week!
Product Spotlights & Updates:
The Cisco 30cm Stack Power Cable connects multiple 3750X series switches in order to share power between them.
Switches with StackPower Technology allow for power supplies to be stacked as a shared and common resource. By using this StackPower cable, you can connect switches with the StackPower technologies. This is different from the StackWise-480 cables. The StackPower can be deployed in either power-sharing mode or redundancy mode.
What’s also great about this technology is its feature of zero-footprint redundancy, basically where you can add one additional power supply to any switch in the stack and that power supply will provide redundancy to the entire stack. You can also assign priorities to switches and ports for higher availability during outages. As long as the total available power is more than the power in use in the stack, the StackPower technology will use the excess power for redundancy.
Storage on your Google Account & Upcoming Updates
Have you been getting notifications that your storage is almost full on your Google Account?
Every Google account comes with free storage, but if that’s not enough for you, more can be purchased. Regardless of how much you have, you probably want to keep tabs on how much you’re using. We’ll show you how.
Google offers two cloud storage options. You can stick with the free 15GB option that every account gets or upgrade to “Google One” and pay for more. Before we check how much storage you have left, it’s important to understand what counts toward it.
What counts toward Google Storage?
Before Google One, the company’s cloud storage went through Google Drive. However, it was never just Google Drive. Gmail and Google Photos also counted toward your storage allotment. To clarify things, Google One was created.
Whether you pay for Google One or not, your storage is spread across three products: Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos. Here’s everything that counts toward your storage:
–Google Drive: Everything in the “My Drive” section and the Trash folder
–Gmail: All emails and attachments, including items from Spam and Trash folders
–Google Photos: All photos and videos stores in “Original” quality.
Beginning June 1, 2021, however, the following will also count toward your storage:
-All new photos or videos uploaded to Google Photos.
-New Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms, and Jamboard files.
How to check your Google Account Storage?
Checking how much storage you have left is as simple as clicking a link. Simply go to drive.google.com/settings/storage. If you’re a Google One subscriber, it will automatically redirect to the appropriate page.
Want to learn more? Check out this article from HowToGeek.
Today’s News to Start Your Day:
- As of this morning, in the US, there are 6,858,406 active COVID cases, 25,379,831 have recovered and there have been 586,152 deaths.
- The 93rd annual Academy Awards made history before the first award was even handed out. Chloe Zhao took home the best directing trophy, becoming the second woman to claim the title. Her film, “Nomadland,” also snagged the top prize of the night, best picture.
- Netflix won seven Academy Awards at the Oscars, the most of any distributor. Heading into the Academy Awards ceremony, the streaming service has 36 Oscar nominations across 17 films.
- Johnson & Johnson vaccinations resumed in several states after regulators confirmed the COVID shot’s safety. An unusual blood clot was listed as a very rare side effect.
- SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Endeavor spacecraft had a close call with an unidentified object before reaching the International Space Station. US Space Command warned the crew aboard the spacecraft of a possible collision with an unknown object after launching into orbit on Friday.