Showing posts with label Cloud Exchange. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cloud Exchange. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

AT&T Extends its NetBond between clouds

AT&T NetBond is introducing a "cloud-to-cloud" feature that efficiently moves workloads across highly secure connections between public, private and hybrid cloud services in the NetBond for Cloud ecosystem.

AT&T NetBond for Cloud promises scalable network connectivity for efficient traffic flow between clouds. AT&T said that with this feature, each ecosystem cloud – private or public – can now be efficiently connected to another and remain off internet. Customers can easily manage connections between clouds by using the digital AT&T cloud portal. Network managers no longer have the time-consuming manual task of working with multiple cloud providers to build connection points individually – they can now create or change connectivity configurations within minutes.

“Many businesses use 3 or more clouds. And they’re often a mix of public, private or hybrid,” said Roman Pacewicz, Chief Product Officer, AT&T Business. “No matter the combination, it can be challenging if cloud environments have to mix. An important part is enabling efficient and highly secure network connections that help customers move their workflows between cloud endpoints. With NetBond for Cloud, it’s simple.”

Security options are available to manage the flow between end users and applications that can be used with the cloud to cloud feature. Our NetBond for Cloud service is fully off-internet, providing simple, highly secure access to industry-leading cloud services from virtually anywhere.

http://att.com/netbond


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Equinix ties in SAP Cloud

Equinix began offering direct and private access to the SAP Cloud portfolio, including SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud and SAP Cloud Platform, in multiple markets across the globe.

The dedicated, private connections are now available via Equinix Cloud Exchange and the SAP Cloud Peering service in the Equinix Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Los Angeles, New York, Silicon Valley, Sydney, Toronto and Washington, D.C. International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers, with additional markets planned for later this year.

In addition to SAP, Equinix offers dedicated access to AWS, Microsoft Azure, Oracle, Google Cloud Platform, and other leading cloud providers.

"SAP joined the Equinix Cloud Exchange platform to address customer requirements for enterprise hybrid architecture in an environment that lends itself to the very highest levels of performance and reliability. With SAP's traditional base of more than 300,000 software customers seeking ways to take the next step in a cloud-enabled world, SAP has established efficient capabilities to deliver on those requirements," stated Christoph Boehm senior vice president and head of Cloud Delivery Services, SAP.

http://www.equinix.com


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Epsilon Expands its Cloud Link eXchange with Netrality

Epsilon, a privately-owned global communications service provider, is deploying its Cloud Link eXchange Platform (CloudLX) within Netrality Properties' 210 N Tucker meet me room (MMR) with direct connection to 900 Walnut’s MMR in St. Louis.

Customers of Netrality Properties will now be able to connect via a single physical connection to CloudLX and access leading cloud service providers and Internet exchanges, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.

“We are thrilled to expand our relationship with Epsilon, specifically in our St. Louis core interconnection locations. Epsilon’s CloudLX will create a unique value for our customers and provide a simple platform for connecting and growing their cloud-based services,” says Clarissa Joyce, Director of Business Development in St. Louis.  “We are offering customers new options for cloud enablement and providing a dynamic environment for leveraging the cloud in their operations.”

http://www.epsilontel.com/data-connectivity/cloud-access

Monday, October 17, 2016

Equinix Connects with VMware's vCloud Air

Equinix is now offering direct and private access to VMware vCloud® Air™ on Platform Equinix™ in major markets across North America and Europe.

Access is available either via Equinix Cloud Exchange, the company's cloud interconnection platform, or via Direct Connect, depending on location. These dedicated, private connections reduce network costs and provide higher and more consistent network performance than Internet-based connections for enterprise customers looking to build out their VMware-based hybrid clouds.

The solution is now available via Equinix Cloud Exchange in London, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers, and also via Direct Connect in Frankfurt, London, New York, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C.

"VMware has a strong history and established foothold within the enterprise market, and therefore it is important that we provide direct access to their solution via our Equinix Cloud Exchange as enterprise demand for high-performance, enterprise-grade cloud services continues to grow.  Cloud Exchange was developed with the intent of providing improved performance of cloud-based applications and workloads through high-throughput, low-latency connections and we are thrilled to be able to provide this to VMware customers," stated Mark Adams, Chief Development Officer, Equinix.

http://www.equinix.com


Sunday, October 16, 2016

NTT Com Offers Multi-Cloud MPLS to Azure, AWS

NTT Communications is extending its Multi-Cloud Connect services in the US.

The service initially offers connection to Microsoft Azure and Office 365 on the West Coast and will begin connectivity on the East Coast in October. Connection to NTT Com's Enterprise Cloud in late October and Amazon Web Services (AWS) in November will follow.

Multi-Cloud Connect enables customers of Arcstar Universal One – NTT Com's MPLS network service – to easily build a multi cloud environment. Instead of an internet connection, enterprises can connect to public cloud services as well as NTT Com's private cloud service through a highly secure MPLS VPN. Service expansion in Singapore and other Asian markets are also on the roadmap.

http://www.ntt.com/en/about-us/press-releases/news/article/2016/20161013.html

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Digital Realty Launches Cloud Service Exchange

Digital Realty is launching Service Exchange, an interconnection platform that facilitates direct, private and secure connections from clients in its data center to multiple cloud service providers – including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure – as well as telecommunications providers and other Digital Realty customers worldwide.


The new Service Exchange, which is powered y Megaport, provides the elastic, SDN-based Ethernet fabric that enables interconnection between cloud providers and Digital Realty customers. An online portal will enable Digital Realty customers to actively manage multiple virtual private connections ("Virtual Cross Connects") to cloud operators and service providers.

Digital Realty said its new Service Exchange will be available in 24 data centers across 15 markets by mid-year 2017, beginning with Atlanta , Chicago , Dallas , Los Angeles , New York , San Francisco , Seattle and Ashburn, VA in the fourth quarter of 2016. Service Exchange will be available in London and Phoenix in the first quarter of 2017, and in Amsterdam , Dublin , Miami , Singapore and Portland in the second quarter of 2017.
About Digital Realty

"We're delighted to partner with Megaport to bring customers enhanced, easy-to-use interconnection services and SDN-enabled flexibility to their IT operations," said Chris Sharp , Digital Realty's Chief Technology Officer. "The Service Exchange creates a simple, flexible and scalable solution for our customers, including those looking to make, jump-start or accelerate their digital transformations."

"We look forward to working with Digital Realty on this pioneering initiative," said Denver Maddux , Megaport's Chief Executive Officer. "Service Exchange is fully integrated with Megaport's ubiquitous elastic fabric, which enables Digital Realty customers around the world to easily access the newest interconnection services and cloud network solutions. Megaport and Digital Realty have partnered to bring services, capabilities, SDN-enabled flexibility, and a great customer experience to IT operations in every business segment. Digital Realty has a longstanding tradition of enabling rapid scalability through its global infrastructure platform, and these benefits are now being complemented by Megaport's similarly scalable interconnection platform. The combination of these capabilities creates an innovative offering for the industry."

https://www.digitalrealty.com



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Digital Realty to Acquire Telx for Data Centers and Internet Exchanges

Digital Realty Trust agreed to acquire Telx, a national provider of data center colocation, interconnection and cloud enablement solutions, for $1.886 billion from private equity firms ABRY Partners and Berkshire Partners.

The combination is expected to double Digital Realty's footprint in the rapidly-growing colocation business, as well as provide Digital Realty customers access to a leading interconnection platform.

As of March 31, 2015, Telx managed 1.3 million square feet of data center space operating out of 20 facilities across the country, of which two are Telx-owned, 11 are leased from Digital Realty, one is partially sub-leased from Digital Realty and an unrelated third party, and six are leased from third parties. Telx's flagship facilities include its NYC1 data center at 60 Hudson Street in Manhattan, which serves as a nerve center for international communications and offers access to physical connection points to the world’s telecommunications networks and Internet backbones. Telx occupies multiple floors at 60 Hudson with interconnectivity to more than 400 carriers, financial exchanges and application, media, content, and software-as-a-service providers with just a single connection. Telx operates other NYC data centers at 111 8th Ave. and 32 Avenue of the Americas (6th Ave).

As of March 31, 2015, Digital Realty's portfolio consisted of 130 properties, including 14 properties held as investments in unconsolidated joint ventures, comprised of approximately 22.1 million square feet, excluding approximately 1.2 million square feet of space under active development and 1.3 million square feet of space held for future development, located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Level 3 Adds Microsoft Office 365 to its Cloud Connect

Level 3 Communications and Microsoft are enabling direct connectivity to Office 365 via the ExpressRoute service on the Level 3 network.  Enterprises can access everything in their Office 365 service, including Exchange Online, Office web applications, Skype for Business Online, OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online across Level 3's global network.

Level 3 offers both point-to-point Ethernet and any-to-any IP-VPN connectivity to Azure and Office 365. At every Level 3-ExpressRoute IP-VPN network-to-network interface, Level 3 has a colocated network-based security gateway.


Level 3 offers global connectivity to Microsoft Azure and Office 365 through the following Microsoft data centers: Amsterdam, Chicago, Dallas, London, Seattle, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C.

"Businesses, and even government organizations, are no longer asking if or when they should look to the cloud to realize the inherent cost and operational benefits, but how. Software as a service models like Office 365 are clearly an entry point to the cloud. With Level 3 Cloud Connect partner ecosystem, enterprises and government agencies can leverage a private, secure and reliable network connection to Office 365 and other Azure cloud services for improved performance, security and productivity," stated Brian Hoekelman, VP Business & Cloud Ecosystem Development for Level 3.

http://investors.level3.com/

Monday, January 18, 2016

AlohaNAP Offers Private Connections to Big Cloud Providers

The AlohaNAP data center in Kapolei, Hawaii is now offering Level 3 IP and Fiber Services as well as their Cloud Connect service to securely connect their data center infrastructure to over 30 global cloud services, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform, with faster speeds and greater reliability.

"Level 3 Cloud Connect Platform allows AlohaNAP to provide our enterprise customers a secure private connection to the leading cloud providers in the world," states Robert DeVita, Chief Sales Officer at AlohaNAP. "Whether organizations are connecting to a public cloud based in the mainland United States or extending a hybrid cloud to servers hosted at AlohaNAP, Cloud Connect ensures critical data and applications are always online."

The state of the art AlohaNAP data center in Kapolei opened in early 2015. The facility offers carrier-neutral connections to both global and local fiber providers, and satellite connectivity to over 40 different satellites.

http://www.alohanap.com

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Equinix Unveils Interconnection Oriented Architecture

Equinix unveiled its Interconnection Oriented Architecture (IOA) -- a blueprint for becoming an interconnected enterprise.

Equinix said goal with IOA is to help companies understand, deploy and benefit from interconnection.

Equinix said it developed IOA as a repeatable engagement model that both enterprises and solution providers can leverage to directly and securely connect people, locations, clouds and data.  The goal is to shift the fundamental IT delivery architecture from siloed and centralized to interconnected and distributed, and only the Equinix Interconnection Platform provides the critical building blocks to implement this architecture – a global footprint, dense cloud and service provider ecosystems, and the ability to integrate data and analytics at the edge.

Equinix has a global footprint of more than 100 data centers, combined with its Performance Hub solution, which combines data center elements, networking infrastructure, and cloud access via Equinix Cloud Exchange.

"Results of our recent Enterprise of the Future survey, together with the experience we've gained working with our top global enterprise and service provider customers, indicate that we are on the precipice of a massive interconnection-led reinvention of enterprise IT.  We believe an Interconnection Oriented Architecture is a valuable, repeatable strategy that will guide enterprises on their journey to becoming a truly interconnected enterprise, leveraging Equinix's distinct interconnection and colocation capabilities," Tony Bishop, vice president, vertical marketing, Equinix.

http://www.equinix.com/ioa/

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Verizon Opens Secure Cloud Interconnect to IBM Cloud

Verizon has begun offering a secure and direct connection to the IBM Cloud.

Verizon's Secure Cloud Interconnect service provides a flexible, private link to IBM Cloud data center sites located in Dallas and San Jose in the U.S. and Tokyo and Sydney in the Asia Pacific region.  Two additional sites are planned in Europe for the beginning of 2016.

With IBM, Verizon's Secure Cloud Interconnect now offers access to eight cloud providers (Amazon Web Services, Google CloudPlatform, HPE Rapid Connect, Microsoft ExpressRoute for Office 365, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, Microsoft Azure Government and Verizon ) and three data center providers (Coresite, Equinix, and Verizon) at more than 50 global locations in the Americas, Latin America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

"Verizon's Secure Cloud Interconnect allows users to connect to applications simply, securely and reliably," said Shawn Hakl, vice president of enterprise networking and innovation for Verizon. "With SDN at the heart of our Secure Cloud Interconnect solution, IBM customers will find it delivers an unbeatable combination of performance, control and efficiency to enable their digital transformation."

http://www.verizonenterprise.com


Monday, November 23, 2015

AWS Extends AWS Direct Connect in Dallas and London

Equinix announced availability of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect in its Dallas and London International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers (DA2 and LD5).

AWS Direct Connect availability in London marks the second Equinix location in Europe to offer the service.  This deployment allows Equinix to improve upon previous connectivity options by offering “native” AWS Direct Connect service to customers into the full portfolio of AWS Cloud offerings.  Previously, connectivity in London was available via tether from Equinix in London into AWS’s Dublin facilities.  In October 2014, Equinix announced availability of AWS Direct Connect in the company’s Frankfurt data center.

Equinix’s Dallas IBX, DA2, is the fourth data center in North America to offer AWS Direct Connect, joining Equinix’s facilities in Seattle, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. Equinix now offers AWS Direct Connect in ten global locations; Dallas, Frankfurt, London, Osaka, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Washington, D.C./Northern Virginia. Equinix customers in these metros experience lower network costs into and out of AWS and take advantage of reduced AWS Direct Connect data transfer rates.

http://www.equinix.com

Monday, November 2, 2015

Hibernia Extends Ethernet to Equinix Cloud Exchange

Hibernia Networks is extending its Ethernet connectivity to and within the Equinix Cloud Exchange in Asia, Europe and North America.

The Hibernia Networks’ EtherReach Cloud Exchange service, which the companies describe as one of the largest network connectivity deployments for Equinix’s Cloud Exchange to date, initially includes 12 major cities located across six countries.  The second phase, slated for completion in the first quarter of 2016, will expand the reach to 18 cities in eleven countries.

“EtherReach Cloud Exchange provides enterprises, system integrators and wholesale customers with a secure, dedicated global network connectivity solution to the robust selection of cloud service providers available on the Equinix Cloud Exchange,” states Al DiGabriele, senior vice president of product and marketing at Hibernia Networks. “Combining a more consistent and lower latency network experience with access to cost-effective cloud services allows customers to simplify operations, improve efficiencies and accelerate time to market.”

“With locations in 33 markets worldwide, Equinix’s data centers are a major hub for cloud services, and Equinix Cloud Exchange is available in 21 of those markets, and growing,” states Jim Poole, vice president of service provider marketing at Equinix. “Being able to tap into Hibernia Networks’ high capacity, low latency network infrastructure provides customers with a cost-effective, secure and reliable dedicated connection as an alternative to the public Internet.”

http://www.equinix.com/industries/cloud-providers
http://www.hibernianetworks.com/hnservices/wholesale-services/

New Hibernia Express Cable Timed at Record 58.95ms Latency for NY-London

The new Hibernia Express transatlantic cable is delivering an actual tested latency of better than 58.95ms (milliseconds) from New York to London, which is faster by more than half a millisecond off the original projected speed.

Hibernia Networks said its new undersea cable has undergone rigorous testing over the past two weeks. Testing parameters included power stability, spectral efficiency and latency. The results confirmed the latency on Hibernia Express from LD4 in Slough, England to NY4 in Secaucus, New Jersey to be under 58.95ms.



http://www.hibernianetworks.com/hibernia_express


  • Hibernia Express utilizes a 6-fiber-pair submarine cable, with a portion of the fibers optimized for lowest latency and a portion optimized for 100X100 Gpbs design capacity. The total cross-sectional design capacity of the cable will be over 53 Tbps. Hibernia Express will initially launch with 100 Gbps transmission capacity using TE SubCom’s C100 SLTE platform. Hibernia Express follows the most direct route between the UK and North America, promising to reduce latency by at least 5 milliseconds over existing cables.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Verizon Expands Secure Cloud Interconnect in Asia

Verizon Enterprise Solutions is adding HP and Verizon Cloud to its Secure Cloud Interconnect service, essentially doubling the size of its footprint in the Asia-Pacific region to 12 locations and five cloud providers.

The company previously offered access to Amazon (Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo) and Google (Hong Kong, Singapore) and Microsoft (Hong Kong) at six locations.

“With Verizon’s Secure Cloud Interconnect service we can now take full advantage of the cloud given the richness and reliability of the solution,” said Mok Jooyoung, IT director of technology division, Giosis. “Knowing Verizon’s Private IP network has an expansive Asia-Pacific footprint and its performance stellar made Verizon the ideal provider to meet our stringent requirements to provide our online shoppers with a first-class customer experience.”

http://www.verizon.com/about/news/verizon-doubles-size-secure-cloud-interconnect-footprint-asia-pacific

AWS Enables Direct Connect to its GovCloud

Amazon announced first availability of Direct Connect to its AWS GovCloud (US) region.  The first direct connect is from Equinix SV1 & SV5, San Francisco, CA.

AWS Direct Connect is recommended when working with large data sets, for real-time data feeds, and for hybrid environments with regulatory restrictions requiring the use of private connectivity.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Layer123: Verizon Expands Secure Cloud Interconnect Internationally

Verizon Enterprise Solutions announced a significant expansion of its Secure Cloud Interconnect service to Latin America and to additional sites in Europe and the U.S.

Verizon’s Secure Cloud Interconnect service, a software-defined networking offering, helps enterprises seamlessly connect, manage and secure their cloud environments that often extend across multiple clouds and data centers around the globe.

In total, Secure Cloud Interconnect service now offers secure, private connections to six cloud providers (Amazon Web Services, Google, HP, Microsoft Azure Express Route for Microsoft Office 365/Skype for Business/Government Cloud, Salesforce; Verizon ) and three data center providers (Equinix, CoreSite, and Verizon) at more than 30 global locations in the Americas, Latin America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

“Verizon’s Secure Cloud Interconnect allows users to connect to applications simply, securely and reliably,” said Shawn Hakl, vice president of enterprise networking and innovation for Verizon. “SCI customers will find our solution delivers an unbeatable combination of performance, security and efficiency to help enable their digital transformation while reducing the complexity often associated with cloud computing.”

Verizon’s Secure Cloud Interconnect global footprint:

  • Amazon Web Services: Sao Paulo; Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and New York; Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo; London and Frankfurt, Germany 
  • Google: Chicago and Denver; and Hong Kong and Singapore 
  • HP: Atlanta (2); and Frankfurt and Russelsheim, Germany
  • Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute and Microsoft ExpressRoute for Office 365: Silicon Valley, Washington, D.C.; London; Hong Kong and Sydney
  • Salesforce.com: Chicago and San Jose, Calif. 
  • Verizon Cloud: Sao Paulo; Culpeper, Va., Denver, Miami; and Santa Clara, Calif.; and London and Amsterdam.
  • Future expansion plans include a significant build out in the Asia-Pacific region slated to be completed this fall. 

Verizon Enterprise Solutions also announced the expansion of the Secure Cloud Interconnect in the public sector. The service – now available at more than 30 locations across the Americas, Latin America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region –  supports cloud (public, private and hybrid) and colocation solutions from a growing roster of connected cloud providers.

http://www.verizon.com/about/news/verizon-secure-cloud-interconnect-service-expands-latin-america-deepens-european-us-footprint

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

AT&T Sees Cloud Adoption Driving Net Bond Direct Connects

AT&T reports significant growth with NetBond cloud connectivity service during the course of 2015.

AT&T NetBond now provides direct connections to an ecosystem of 13 leading cloud providers. In the last year, AT&T has launched 9 new leading cloud services: Salesforce, Box, HP, VMware, Amazon Web Services, SoftLayer, Blue Jeans Network, Sungard Availability Services and Equinix. The carrier has just announced 3 new members being announced today: Microsoft GovCloud, Amazon Web Services GovCloud and Cisco.

“Businesses are embracing the economics and flexibility of cloud solutions,” said Jon Summers, senior vice president, AT&T Mobile & Business Solutions. “NetBond is a large part of our strategy to deliver highly-secure cloud connections to leading providers. We provide our customers access from anywhere, at any time and on any device.”

http://about.att.com/story/cloud_adoption_advancing_netbond.html

euNetworks adds Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute

euNetworks will begin offering direct access to Microsoft Azure for clients via Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute via its owned and operated fiber network across Europe.

“We are a bandwidth infrastructure company, owning and operating our own fibre networks that connect more than 260 data centres and 1,000 buildings across Europe as well as offering direct access to cloud platforms,” said Kevin Dean, Chief Marketing Officer of euNetworks. “Our relationship with Microsoft Azure means we offer unmatched direct access to this platform across our pan European footprint, offering significant benefit to companies as they move more of their IT infrastructure into the cloud.”

http://www.eunetworks.com/

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

AT&T NetBond Connects with CSC Agility Platform for Cloud Services

CSC and AT&T are teaming up to offer an easier way for enterprises to manage workloads across hybrid cloud networks.

The joint solution integrates the CSC Agility Platform with the AT&T NetBond services, enabling developers to rapidly and consistently provision apps onto cloud and network services using automation. Users can access multiple cloud providers from a CSC Agility Platform single control plane over AT&T’s virtual private network. The CSC Agility Platform quickly applies policies to multiple clouds.

“We’re combining our strengths to provide a complete hybrid cloud management solution,” said Jon Summers, senior vice president, AT&T Mobile & Business Solutions. “The CSC Agility Platform can manage multiple clouds from one dashboard and AT&T NetBond provides on-demand, dynamic network management.”

“We’re creating a more consistent blueprint for hybrid cloud apps. This makes the user experience easier and more complete, while improving conformance with enterprise guidelines. The joint solution does just that,” said Dan Hushon, CSC chief technology officer. “This is a step forward for enterprise cloud service -- end-to-end control helps the most complex environments work better.”

http://www.csc.com/global_alliances/alliances/112505-at_t
http://about.att.com/story/revolutionize_hybrid_cloud_management.html

Monday, September 21, 2015

Interxion Brings AWS Direct Connect to Frankfurt Data Center

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched a new Direct Connect location at Interxion’s Frankfurt facility, enabling customers to achieve secure and high performance private network connections to AWS.

Customers can now connect directly to AWS through Interxion’s Cloud Connect platform, in addition to the traditional cross connect option. Cloud Connect enables customers to build and manage private, secure and high-performance VLAN connections to multiple clouds over a single physical SLA based connection.

http://www.interxion.com/about-us/news/amazon-web-services-aws-direct-connect-now-available-at-interxion-frankfurt/


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Paul Gampe: Console Uses ASN to Simplify Cloud Connect

Much like zip codes for the U.S. postal system, the Internet uses Autonomous System Numbers (ASNs).  Paul Gampe, CTO of Console Inc., explains the idea of automating of Layer 2 and Layer 3 connections so that enterprises no longer need to know about ASNs or BGP complexities when establishing a direct link to another enterprise or cloud service provider.

See 1-minute video:  https://youtu.be/aQbaSsOUfHM



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