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AWS Direct Connect

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AWS Direct Connect lets you establish a dedicated network connection between AWS and your datacenter, office, or colocation environment, which in many cases can reduce your network costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and provide a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections.

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AWS Direct Connect review by Mairina V.
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"The best to connect my data to the cloud directly!"

What do you like best?

What I like most about this AWS service is that you can bring my office data to the cloud through a direct and private connection in the form of a VLAN. This allows me to access the other services I have in aws such as EC2 or VPC.

What do you dislike?

Not that I do not like some aspect of the service, however if you do not have knowledge of networks you may not be successful in this configuration. So I can say that you require certain knowledge.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The recommendations for implementation is that if you have large volumes of data is the ideal solution, and what traditionally requires an internet connection to upload and a considerable time to upload them.

Another aspect to consider is if you want to keep data in your office environment and additionally a part of data in the cloud, a journey of this service can be a hybrid environment.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Particularly the main advantage for me was to be able to take the data to the cloud, that is, when you have everything in your datacenter and you want to go from a traditional infrastructure model to the cloud, through this service it is possible. Since you can establish a direct connection from your instantance to AWS.

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AWS Direct Connect review by Forrest K.
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"Run a Cost Effective Hybrid Cloud Solution "

What do you like best?

I've worked with many customers who start-up in AWS (Amazon makes it really easy), but quickly find as their user base grows, so does their monthly bill. Making the capital investment in your own environment to move daily, mission-critical computing workflows can substantially decrease your operations cost. The added benefit is you still get to utilize AWS' cloud for other computing functions like DevOps.

What do you dislike?

You are adding a spoke onto your cloud, so you have to be very careful as to how you deploy this strategy. If you have users across the world, you may want to find a way to keep the functions important to your end user in the cloud.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Direct connecting into AWS has been an easier process than a direct connect into Azure. If you are to evaluate Azure as well for your hybrid cloud strategy please keep in mind you'll need 2 connections. Azure as far as I'm aware still uses 2 connections to send and receive information. It's over the same pipe for AWS!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Operation efficiencies while staying lean on our operating budget.

What Virtual Private Servers (VPS) solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
AWS Direct Connect review by Myrin N.
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"AWS Direct Connect provides secure networking between branch offices at MyNew Technologies"

What do you like best?

Scalability of bandwidth is the most important feature of Direct Connect when establishing a secure communication protocol between our two operation locations. We trust the name of Amazon and feel secure knowing their team is protecting our sensitive data in transport

What do you dislike?

Pricing may be a bit steep for us, but the security trade-off is excellent.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Must have product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We previously used other VPN's for connecting our offices, but the vendors did not offer a 99.9999% uptime and no failover systems to keep our connection active.

AWS Direct Connect review by Administrator
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"Direct Connect Service As a Whole"

What do you like best?

Direct Connect now has the ability to provide proper gateway functionality for you entier single or multi accout environment.

What do you dislike?

Current limitations of Layer3 feature control on the AWS side once transit leaves your network are still being worked out.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would definitely look at controlling both private and public space via separate VIF in your original architecture. You might think this is over-architecture at first but the more you look at VPC integration support for all of AWS services that your environment uses you will realize that if you control both public and private space that routing will always work and be able to securely maintain. There will be situations you run into that will cause you pain in routing if you do not own the public space but own the private space.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

High volume data transfer and proper mesh networking for hybrid cloud/onpremise environments is why we use the service. The benefits are that we open ourselves to whole new options for network security, private data transfer and private commit pricing to make our environment not only stable but affordable.

AWS Direct Connect review by User
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"Direct connect is so much better than VPNs"

What do you like best?

The performance. The low latency, reliability, and consistancy is key to smooth operations.

What do you dislike?

Without a 3rd party it is only possible to connect to a single region at a time. I would prefer to deal directly with Amazon. I can go through a 3rd vendor to provide flexibility to Direct Connect but they are almost a pass thru. I would prefer to connect directly to an AWS datacenter as close as possible to my on-prem datacenter and then be able to route to any region on Amazon's backend.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do it...especially if you are only in one region.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Direct Connect connections are easier to manage than VPNs. With VPNs, we required multiple stacks of VPN hardware because each VPN requires a unique endpoint/IP on our side. In order to provide that, we have had to invest in stacks of firewalls. Direct Connect consolidated all of that infrastructure.

AWS Direct Connect review by Jane F.
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"AWS review"

What do you like best?

I like the security AWS provides me with in their hosting techniques. The only time my company has ever been hacked was when a previous employee used their knowledge of the backend to get in.

What do you dislike?

The price, it is competitive, but our company would always like something a bit cheaper!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We enjoy the extra "space".

AWS Direct Connect review by Administrator
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"Depends on use"

What do you like best?

How Simple it is. it provides a low latency connections to the AWS, The AWS direct connect gateway is an awesome way to simpliy your connectivity model.

What do you dislike?

it's expensive if you do not have a good use case. There is other ways to sovle the same problem if you have low traffic.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure the cost is worth it. Just like everything in AWS you need to make sure the problem you are attempting to solve is worth the price to solve it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It was purchased with the idea of low latency to the cloud. but we dont use it very much and we could have solved the same problem with vpn.

AWS Direct Connect review by User in Financial Services
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"Review of AWD Direct Connect"

What do you like best?

AWS Direct connect is so easy to learn and use, there is no need to take a course because the entire system teaches you step by step.

What do you dislike?

I don't like the complex amount of options. I understand having options is good but when there is so many this may stop many consumers who are not tech savvy.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend users to get right into the system and don't worry about the many complexities and options that are available for users, instead just start implementing your system.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am able to run servers and directly connect to web-sockets much more efficiently thanks to the streamlined work of AWS.

AWS Direct Connect review by Monica M.
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"AWS Direct Connect!"

What do you like best?

AWS Direct Connect is pretty easy to set up and use. There is also a lot of support from Amazon if you have any questions or concerns.

What do you dislike?

If there are any issues, you have to contact Amazon directly. There is not much support for it on online forums.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It provides a cloud service solution that makes it easy to establish a dedicated network connection from your premises to AWS.

AWS Direct Connect review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Great bandwidth experience for Hybrid Cloud"

What do you like best?

High bandwidth connectivity between data centers and AWS accounts. Availability of multiple vendors that can provide direct connect access and amazing portal access to configure direct connect is very easy.

What do you dislike?

As a system integrator working with various customers and various vendors to get the connection setup and start working takes time. Coming from data center background I understand more time consuming to setup the physical infrastructure.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Having providers reduce the time to setup direct connect.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Problems: Legal paper work between providers and customers. Install and configure physical hardware to configure direct connect.

Benefits: High bandwidth connectivity back to on-premise.

AWS Direct Connect review by Theodore K.
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"Low latency, private connectivity to AWS"

What do you like best?

Direct connect gives you private, low latency connectivity to AWS

What do you dislike?

40g and 100g options would be nice.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make the connection in a colo facility for the best performance

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Hybrid cloud and multi-cloud. Many of my customers want to retain their data due to regulatory, privacy, or business reasons. But they still want to use AWS compute and SaaS

AWS Direct Connect review by Ray L.
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"AWS Direct Connect "

What do you like best?

Well it isolate the traffic to between AWS and HQ and the connection is much more stable and no latency compare from what we had before thx

What do you dislike?

I don't have anything to say about the service.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Connect is much more stable now compare to what we used to have

AWS Direct Connect review by Internal Consultant
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"business connectivity for DC"

What do you like best?

that it provides a secure gateway with reliability to connect public cloud with the private network

What do you dislike?

nothing specifically. However many of our customers who are using the direct connect do it from the cost perspective.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Some of our customers use Direct COnnect. It helps to create IPSEC tunnels for virtual security devices hosted on AWS to Hubs that connect to Direct Connect gateway. This provides a link to manage the devices from AWS and also provide manageability and orchestration capabilities with the legacy networks.

AWS Direct Connect review by Chad S.
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"Review"

What do you like best?

AWS Direct Connect works very well from AWS to onprem services and data transsafer securely

What do you dislike?

I don't see any dislikes related to AWS Direect Connect as such

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have servies running both in AWS and on-prem and uses AWS DC

AWS Direct Connect review by Angel L.
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"Great service. My company could not use the cloud without it."

What do you like best?

The privacy, dedicated bandwidth and functionality. Ease of use once it is available.

What do you dislike?

AWS DX Partners still need 90+ days to deliver new DX circuits.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you can afford it, use it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Redundant and carrier diverse private circuits to AWS.

AWS Direct Connect review by Internal Consultant
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"Direct Connect Review"

What do you like best?

Best way to manage on premise data and cloud data, with direct connect you can keep secure that on premise. Very useful in government and federal use case

What do you dislike?

There is always debate on VPN vs direct connect, some customers are happy with VPN and some are happy with direct connect especially if you can have direct connect line from your enterprise to amazon data center.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

securing on premise data and not transferring it to the cloud

AWS Direct Connect review by Administrator
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"Direct Connect Allowing me to Sleep"

What do you like best?

We are a recent hybrid cloud adopter and initially used vpns for connectivity from our on prem DCs to our VPCs. BY leveraging the aws/cisco transit vpc and direct connect we have been able to deploy dozens of customer facing high usage applications with little to no downtime.

What do you dislike?

Takes too long to provision new circuits. No redundancy on the AWs side currently

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scale, speed, and cost

AWS Direct Connect review by Simon D.
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"Seamless and user friendly"

What do you like best?

Easy integration with BGP and our route tables in MPLS.

What do you dislike?

There's nothing i would recommend for improvement.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Read up on technology before implementing

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

higher throughput connectivity than VPN

AWS Direct Connect review by Agency
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"Simple Setup and Maintenance"

What do you like best?

When we were assisting with deployment of this solution for a client, the interface was easy to use and there was ample assistance available, if/when we needed it.

What do you dislike?

Nothing! It was a breeze to set up and has been easy to maintain.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main problems that have been solved were onboarding and deploying a dc environment win a timely manner with minimal hiccups.

AWS Direct Connect review by Internal Consultant
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"AWS Making Things Possible"

What do you like best?

The best of the best cloud services dedicated to the most direct network connection needed.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing at all at this time that I can think of to improve on AWS Direct Connect.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Yes I do recommend..

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is allowing me to be able have the best network connection possible from my home which has become my workplace .

AWS Direct Connect review by User in Marketing and Advertising
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"Better, Faster, Stronger Connectivity"

What do you like best?

It is a simpler solution to data connection issues than trying to install and pay for a second wireless router.

What do you dislike?

That its use is limited to what devices it can connect to.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get it if you want to save time!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

That it has made operations run smoother by giving us the ability to put certain programs on its data connection.

AWS Direct Connect review by User
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"Direct Connect - The Gateway from your data center to AWS Cloud! "

What do you like best?

Direct private network gateway between our on premise network to AWS network. This provides security and dedicated analytics of our own traffic.

What do you dislike?

Still have to go through public network providers that are not as scalable, fault torelant which could cause failures as we’ve seen.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Direct private network connection to AWS without going through public internet. Also provides speeds we can control.

AWS Direct Connect review by Administrator
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"Direct Connect"

What do you like best?

That we were able to work with Amazon and they were able to get it working very quickly. The process is very structured in making changes to their network.

What do you dislike?

Nothing to really report on that been using and it works just fine for me.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have duplicate MPLS connections because our carrier has been having issue.s

AWS Direct Connect review by Administrator
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"Cost Saving VPC Connectivity"

What do you like best?

Ability to connect to multiple VPC's from a single connection to our On-Premise Data Centers.

What do you dislike?

We use a managed Direct Connect from AT&T because of costs savings of renting colo space in a DX capable data center.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were able to reduce our spend on transport to our cloud resources by moving to DX.

AWS Direct Connect review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Dedicated Fiber to AWS"

What do you like best?

Having a fast reliable connection to the cloud is essential to running hybrid cloud environments where data has to travel between on premise environments and cloud with low latency and high reliability.

What do you dislike?

Transfer costs out of AWS is a dealbreaker for some companies especially if they transfer in petabytes of data.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Hybrid cloud environments.

AWS Direct Connect review by Administrator
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"DIrect COnnect Experience"

What do you like best?

Amazon Direct Connect provoides lower latency and consistent network connectivity. With Direcr connect gateway there is some degree of scalability

What do you dislike?

There are not many features that are negative. The initial provisioning time is great

Recommendations to others considering the product

For smaller connections, use SDN enabled prover to quickly provision

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Stable connectivity

AWS Direct Connect review by Administrator in Financial Services
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"DC"

What do you like best?

The ability to connectg to my vpc with a private link rather than over the internet

What do you dislike?

The requirement to create individual links per vpc from aws to my on premise network

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

the ability to connect to my on premise network via a provate connection fron asw

AWS Direct Connect review by User
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"Makes connecting easier"

What do you like best?

This product is easy to use and makes information more secure within a network.

What do you dislike?

It can be a little slow or fussy at times.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

File sharing has been an issue and connectivity within our business and this seems to be a solution and it is secure as well.

AWS Direct Connect review by Administrator
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"Direct Connect allows us to seemlessly integrate OnPrem with our VPC"

What do you like best?

We have a stable, dedicated, and fast connection to all our AWS resources.

What do you dislike?

Not much, it's a simple service that does what I need

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Now that Direct Connect Gateway is available, we are able to connect our headquarters with the existing VPCs of our acquisitions.

AWS Direct Connect review by Administrator
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"Easy to setup. DC replaced out OpenVPN setup"

What do you like best?

The Direct Connect GW made it lot easier to connect multiple VPCs. The setup was intuitive and the serivce is running fine in our production environment.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing I disliked so far. Happy user

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Enabled onprem connectivity to and AWS VPCs

AWS Direct Connect review by Administrator
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"Fast and Furious Set up"

What do you like best?

Very easy to set up and the documentation is really great

What do you dislike?

Better visibility into the set up and better documentation for troubleshooting

Recommendations to others considering the product

Better connectivity and faster set-up. Better connectivity than the VPN connection. Better reliability as well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

COnnectivity to multiple VPCs.

AWS Direct Connect review by Executive Sponsor
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"Direct connect-AWS"

What do you like best?

Fast connect, virtual Interface, extremely resilient and fault-tolerant

What do you dislike?

Honestly nothing, process was simple and it has been an amazing benefit to our business

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cost reduction and internet touting issues. We have noticed a huge decrease in our bandwidth commitment

AWS Direct Connect review by Executive Sponsor
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"Network Operations Manager"

What do you like best?

The ease of setting up. Working with AWS was easier than working with our very well known circuit carrier. You guys were extremely easy to work with!

What do you dislike?

more alerting options, and integration with AWS partners.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

easy to manage.

AWS Direct Connect review by Administrator in Telecommunications
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"Direct Connect works for us"

What do you like best?

Having the ability to connect to our instances without having to setup a firewall is key for us.

What do you dislike?

I honestly cannot think of any reason to dislike the product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Saving money by not having to provision firewalls.

AWS Direct Connect review by User
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"Great service for enterprise "

What do you like best?

Direct connect is the way to go for enterprise company to have secure and dedicated connectivity betweeen on prem and cloud

What do you dislike?

Price is high for dedicated connection.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reducing latency. Secure connection. Not hogging the Internet speed.

AWS Direct Connect review by Administrator
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"build direct connect to support critical bussiness"

What do you like best?

easy setup on the aws side, to configure the driect connect and routing

What do you dislike?

It is mostly on the network provider side, not offering SDN that would allow multiple POP

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SLA engagement on critical businness apps

AWS Direct Connect review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"It was great and a great service that assist t establish a dedicated network connection. "

What do you like best?

1 Gbps or 10 Gbps dedicated network connections

What do you dislike?

Nothing at this time, I like everything about this product.

The user experience is great and is very user frinedly

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Connecting to customer's VPNs

AWS Direct Connect review by User
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"DirectConnect helped us with our migration"

What do you like best?

AWS DirectConnect was the instrumental feature that helped us with our data migration from our on-prem hosts.

What do you dislike?

Nothing so far. Things have been very smooth.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

DB and infrastructure migration to AWS.

AWS Direct Connect review by Executive Sponsor
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"Best way to send your data to and from AWS"

What do you like best?

Direct Connect provides the best level of security and performance

What do you dislike?

Cost was a litte high, it seems to me that it should be included

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Performance and Security

AWS Direct Connect review by Administrator
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"DX Review"

What do you like best?

Wide varietly of places to connect, service providers etc

What do you dislike?

Some of the routing is different then traditional routing and therefore sometimes lacks flexability.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Protecting data in transit

AWS Direct Connect review by Internal Consultant
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"DIrect COnnect"

What do you like best?

Integrates with private network used with ATT

What do you dislike?

Setup still somewhaty clumsy and requires network knowledge beyond average

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Internet finite bandwidth and latency

AWS Direct Connect review by Administrator
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"Works like a charm"

What do you like best?

Reliability of the solution and ease of use

What do you dislike?

There are no issues involved I am aware of.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Secure end to end communications

AWS Direct Connect review by User
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"Works Great"

What do you like best?

Setup was easy and it just funtions. Character Padding

What do you dislike?

Metrics are not great for CNF's like Equinix

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Guaranteed Bandwidth

AWS Direct Connect review by Administrator
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"Need improvements"

What do you like best?

Latency, performance, multiregion reachability, etc.

What do you dislike?

VIF limitation! VIF limitation! VIF limitation!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Public, private reachability

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