System Consultant at a tech vendor with 5,001-10,000 employees
MSP
A streamlined and scalable infrastructure solution with easy management, stability, and excellent customer support
Pros and Cons
  • "The main advantage is consolidating everything into a single rack, which helps optimize power consumption, especially in CRM."
  • "Perhaps having a unified interface for managing the entire company could lead to improved efficiency and performance."

What is our primary use case?

Our organization relies on it as the backbone of our infrastructure, which we use to provide services to multiple clients in a multi-client environment.

How has it helped my organization?

While I don't have exact figures, there are definite savings in terms of capacity, particularly when using an all-flash storage solution. We may be achieving around a twenty to thirty percent reduction in capacity usage. The familiarity with the architecture has improved troubleshooting, as we now know precisely where to focus our efforts, particularly when dealing with performance-related issues.

What is most valuable?

Managing the system is straightforward, and we find it easy to handle overall infrastructure upgrades. The main advantage is consolidating everything into a single rack, which helps optimize power consumption, especially in CRM.

What needs improvement?

Perhaps having a unified interface for managing the entire company could lead to improved efficiency and performance.

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For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using it for eight years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Once it's installed, it remains stable. Hardware failures are infrequent, aside from the occasional need to replace components.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable, allowing us to expand our workload capacity.

How are customer service and support?

I'm quite impressed with the support provided by NetApp. They are incredibly responsive, and you can expect immediate assistance. I would rate them a nine out of ten.

How would you rate customer service and support?

Positive

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used NetApp in combination with HP products at my previous company. This combination worked well, but FlexPod offers more in terms of operational simplicity, making it easier to manage and operate.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

Regarding the architecture, the connectivity involving switches, servers, and other components is quite straightforward

What other advice do I have?

Overall, I would rate it nine out of ten.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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FlexPod is innovative when it comes to its product's validate design and functionalities
Pros and Cons
  • "ONTAP is the core of FlexPod, so its most valuable features are: FlexClone, Snapshot, and SnapCenter."
  • "I would like them to scale more to rack unit servers instead of blade servers."

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case was for unified support, so our customers could ask us a question or receive support for any type of products. It could be for UCS, network, or storage.

Our customers use it for virtual machines and with VMware with tool sites, e.g., VMware solutions for DR.

How has it helped my organization?

FlexPod provides one solution for who to call when there is an issue.

What is most valuable?

ONTAP is the core of FlexPod, so its most valuable features are: FlexClone, Snapshot, and SnapCenter.

FlexPod is innovative when it comes to its product's validate design and functionalities. Plus, you have NetApp and Cisco, the best brands together in one product.

What needs improvement?

I would like them to scale more to rack unit servers instead of blade servers.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Since we implemented Flexpod, we have had two issues with it, and they were with VMware: 

  1. We lost connectivity between VMware and the storage. 
  2. We lost vCenter once. 

Neither has anything to do with Flexpod at all.

The solution is resilient because its intrinsic. For every product on the solution, we have Fabric Interconnects for the Cisco UCS, where you can move the profiles on the blades. It holds up well.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

FlexPod is better than HCI because you can scale wherever you want. You can scale the compute. You can also scale network and storage apart.

How are customer service and technical support?

FlexPod's tech support is very good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were previously using Dell EMC servers and storage. We were also using HPE networking. We switched due to the support and the products were getting old, needing better performance.

When migrating from Dell EMC, the performance increased by 200 percent. We now have hybrid which is faster with SSD and SaaS.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. Just follow the validation plan.

What about the implementation team?

We used NetApp and our team for the deployment. 

The validate designs are great because they made it easier to the deploy solution. Instead of about one week to install everything, with the validate\ solutions, it took us about two to three days.

What was our ROI?

We have save time because the implementation is easier and money because we have minimized support issues.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Because the solution is now stable, we are saving about $100 million USD a year.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We were considering Dell EMC solutions and a mix of products, such as NetApp plus Dell EMC servers and Extreme Networks switches. 

The FlexClone played a big part of us going with FlexPod along with the migration of the profile onto Cisco.

What other advice do I have?

Go with FlexPod as a solution. You shouldn't have any concerns.

For our implementation, our customers are just private cloud. They are not going to public or hybrid now, but customers know that they able to do it.

We use FlexPod with VMware vCloud. It is great. We use the plugins in VMware and all the validate solutions, which is awesome.

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Senior Project Consultant at DynTek
MSP
It's amazingly scalable. It can expand to large MetroClusters and keep expanding.
Pros and Cons
  • "FlexPod provides very small footprint. We can have it in our offices without bothering with extra cooling, as it is a small unit."
  • "It's amazingly scalable. It just works. It can expand to large MetroClusters and keep expanding."
  • "The initial setup is complex because it has to be done in a certain way."
  • "We want always more speed, capacity, fluidity, and growth that we can easily integrate."

What is our primary use case?

We have a FlexPod in our lab. I have implemented or deployed FlexPod for many customers.

Most of the use case that I have seen is to either adjust on size or if the customer is modernizing their current infrastructure and does not want to go the traditional route, wanting to have some type of convergence. The customer is usually be more comfortable with a flexible solution because there's a lot of choice and scale.

Depending on the customer needs, I've delivered extremely large and complex to very simple solutions. The most attractive thing for customers is how good the consolidation is. Sometimes, if they had a previous infrastructure of five or six racks, we can then bring them down to a rack or even half a rack. This is mind-blowing to them as their performance is increased tenfold and their infrastructure has shrunk. The power consumption shrinks and the management is simple.

How has it helped my organization?

We are a smaller operation in terms of our infrastructure needs. FlexPod provides very small footprint. We can have it in our offices without bothering with extra cooling, as it is a small unit.

Once you have FlexPod installed and customers start using it, they love it. They realize that they can now wrap API around it and can deploy something which would've taken them a couple of days or a week in a few minutes to an hour. When IT people see these metrics, they are very happy.

What is most valuable?

It's just a single pane of glass. Everybody loves that from the first time they see it.

Our customers see the value of multi-cloud environments and the unlimited amount of growth that they provide.

From the customer standpoint, FlexPod is easier to buy, provision, and have it deployed. 

It is innovative in the sense of how all the different pieces are brought together, then it feels like it's a single fabric. It is actual fabric, which is innovative too.

What needs improvement?

All the cabling can be scary when you first see it. It looks complex.

We want always more speed, capacity, fluidity, and growth that we can easily integrate.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's extremely stable. This goes to show how much work and attention to detail is in these products from NetApp and Cisco.

The solution is resilient. It is very simple for patching or anything because FlexPod is a solution made to fit all the different companies in the big picture. Upgrades trickle down to all different parts of the product. This avoids patching problems at the part level.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's amazingly scalable. It just works. It can expand to large MetroClusters and keep expanding.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is very simple. You have one number to call. The support team will do whatever needs to be done, then your case is resolved.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We've worked with Cisco for a long time. So, we ended up deploying most of our solutions with them, which were similar, even before there was FlexPod.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is complex because it has to be done in a certain way.

What about the implementation team?

We do the deployment for our customers. We also do the implementation for other resellers.

What was our ROI?

I have saved time on new service deployments. I've done deployments in under a week, and if it's a cloud-based deployment, it's even faster.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Sometimes you may end up spending a little more to get it in the first place, but you gain it back in terms of infrastructure upgrade costs and troubleshooting costs. The solution also lasts a surprisingly long time.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We weren't considering anyone else because our customers were happy with Cisco's previous solutions.

What other advice do I have?

Consider all your business needs. Go through the process and data mine before deciding on a solution.

I like the validate designs. The versatility may seem restricting, but you need to be creative of it. You need to find ways to create and get it in. The flexibility is there, but you may have to think a little out of the box for it.

Everyone has done private cloud. I see a lot of customers moving towards the hybrid model. Where you could do it in different ways. I've seen people have an infrastructure and service provider, then they realize quickly that it is not the solution for them and want to move back. However, it is not that easy. You have to pay going in and going out, as there is time and effort involved, as well as additional work. However, with FlexPod, it doesn't matter which cloud solution that you pick. You can move any which way. I am just starting a multi-cloud project that does this now. The flexibility of it is amazing.

We don't use FlexPod for Managed Private Cloud as we are very small.

When I get involved in FlexPod project delivery, my life has been easy.

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Operations Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
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We can scale it as needed; it's definitely a very flexible solution to scale out.
Pros and Cons
  • "It is innovative when it comes to compute, storage, and networking, because there are a lot of the storage efficiencies which allow us to keep a smaller footprint."
  • "We have also seen an improvement in our application performance. Our VM and database environments are able to go as fast as we need them to now."
  • "Sometimes, it can take awhile for support cases to get to the right people, especially if it's not a P1 case."
  • "Parts of the initial setup were complex, especially on the networking side."

What is our primary use case?

It's pretty much our infrastructure.

How has it helped my organization?

We can scale it out quickly, if needed.

We have also seen an improvement in our application performance. Our VM and database environments are able to go as fast as we need them to now.

What is most valuable?

  • Scalability
  • Flexibility
  • Overall time saved.
  • The compatibility of all the products together.

The validate designs and the overall versatility allows us to do what we need to do, so it's definitely a very flexible solution. If we have an issue, we can get all three vendors on the phone at the same time because of the collaboration between all three parties.

What needs improvement?

We would like to have faster components.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have no downtime. It's resilient because there is very little downtime, if any.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We can scale it as needed. So, it's definitely a very flexible solution to scale out.

How is customer service and technical support?

Once we get to the right people, we get the issues fixed. Sometimes, it can take awhile for support cases to get to the right people, especially if it's not a P1 case. P1 cases are usually quicker.

How was the initial setup?

Parts of the initial setup were complex, especially on the networking side. The other two components were pretty straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

We used a consultant, but did the deployment ourselves.

What was our ROI?

We can just swap in new equipment or hardware as we need, which has probably saved us several weeks.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at Dell EMC and Brocade, but the knowledge was all there for NetApp and Cisco. VMware was always in-house.

We have been on FlexPod for a while now. It was the way the industry was going, so we followed.

What other advice do I have?

It is definitely worth looking into, especially if you have lower-end components that do the exact same thing.

It is innovative when it comes to compute, storage, and networking, because there are a lot of the storage efficiencies which allow us to keep a smaller footprint.

We are not using FlexPod for Managed Private Cloud. While we don't do cloud yet, we might consider it in the future.

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Technical Operations Manager at Dyncorp
Real User
Number one in reliability with excellent convergence
Pros and Cons
  • "The vendor delivers a fully-configured prebuilt system with a certain baseline on it."
  • "Integrated support: It is all under one support contract."

    What is our primary use case?

    The vendor delivers a fully-configured prebuilt system with a certain baseline on it. We can ship it to five continents. They can roll them into place, plug in two power cords and six network cables, and we are off to the races.

    Remotely, we have installed 230 systems globally (no domestic) in the past 22 months.

    How has it helped my organization?

    The product is pretty good for our environment. It is overkill for our environment. In places that we are putting these, it could serve 2000 to 3000 users and it has to serve 50 users for us. It is a sledgehammer system approach, in that we are putting systems which are not necessarily rightsized, but they are redundant because they are going to places which are fairly isolated.

    What is most valuable?

    • Integrated support: It is all under one support contract. 
    • The convergence is excellent. 
    • It is number one in reliability.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    It is a stable solution. The downtime that we experience are typically related to power or facility issues in countries which have less than stable power, or it may be related to WAN outages in places that do not have solid telecom services.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    It is scalable. We could throw another host server or shelf in there. We have Nexus switches at the top of the stack. If the hardware survives, the product will probably last us ten years.

    How is customer service and technical support?

    Generally, tech support has been really good. Where we have issues, the vendor steps in and assists. It has been very good.

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial setup is very straightforward.

    What other advice do I have?

    Cisco NetApp products are a pretty die-hard.

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    TSE at Insight Enterprises, Inc.
    Consultant
    Enables our customers to consolidate everything into a relatively small chassis
    Pros and Cons
    • "The advantage is being able to consolidate everything into a relatively small chassis."
    • "I like the combination of the brands that they decided to include, in terms of its compatibility, e.g., they integrated UCS into this solution."
    • "I have noticed a lot of customers, they will kick it over the fence. It is FlexPod; it is that mystery animal. The room for improvement is to better present it to those users, so they will not have to be afraid of it."

    What is our primary use case?

    Customers use it to consolidate their resources, rather than having a more extravagant and very high-cost center. FlexPod seems to be a simpler, more economical solution and, obviously, it is a lot easier to work on.

    Our clients will use it for anything from healthcare (a lot of surgical) to major consumer distribution, universities or higher learning institutions. Large customers, like Digital Realty, who do business with smaller companies, all try to get the same type of solution.

    How has it helped my organization?

    I am from the old school. When FlexPod came out, everybody ran away from it, and went to GDC at Cisco. However, here it is, and it is huge and very convenient. The advantage is being able to consolidate everything into a relatively small chassis.

    What is most valuable?

    I like the combination of the brands that they decided to include, in terms of its compatibility, e.g., they integrated UCS into this solution. That is the real advantage: its partnerships.

    What needs improvement?

    I look forward to seeing some of the innovations that they come out with for the FlexPod solution. It has been one of those products that I do not criticize it too much. I just look forward to seeing what else is there and the new thing that they are going to come out with. So far, I have been happy with what I have beem seeing.

    However, for a lot of our customers, the complexity of FlexPod can be a little overwhelming. When I talk to the customers and they stop speaking technically, they start speaking emotionally, that is when I realize, "We need to get back to talking to them about what FlexPod is." It is a term and a partnership. 

    If there is something wrong on the NetApp side. Let us focus on that. I have noticed a lot of customers, they will kick it over the fence. It is FlexPod; it is that mystery animal. The room for improvement is to better present it to those users, so they will not have to be afraid of it. Once they realize, "This is actually a good product." They will turn around on it and stop trying to run away.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    It is pretty stable. There are a few tweaks needed. There are a few things that they can always improve on. Altogether, when you are looking at that many different flavors being mixed into the same bowl, it works well. I am happy with that.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    It is definitely scalable. This is a great platform that you can build from. If you need to think about scalability in the future, this is the solution because you can stay small and build it out as you go, as you grow, and stay ahead of the market.

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    In terms of selecting a vendor to work with, collaboration is important because the product is the product. It will sell itself. What supports that? Collaboration. This means being able to work with technical support and engineers to deliver a solution for the customer, who does not care about the challenges that we have to face. 

    The customer just wants the product and that is our goal: To be able to deliver something from behind the "green curtain." If they love it, they buy it, then they want to buy more of it. We have to plan for it and integrate it with our future endeavors. That is what we are all here for.

    What was our ROI?

    I have not paid attention to ROI. 

    As far as the real value, it is a simplistic consolidation where I can actually talk to somebody on the phone, and say, "You should not have to leave the room or go to another floor. This should be laid out like this." 

    It is very convenient, and that is a good value right there.

    Which other solutions did I evaluate?

    Usually, I will find some type of "phoned-in designs". Something they want to call their "FlexPod." There are a lot of imitators out there. There are a lot of guys who will buy some NetApp and Cisco products, etc. Then, they will say, "Let us put this all together." However, FlexPod has something good here. That is why it caught my eye.

    What other advice do I have?

    Do not be afraid of it. Roll your sleeves up, and get into it, as it is not that hard. Speak the language, and if you don't, call somebody.

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    Director Of IT Infrastructure at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
    Vendor
    Temporary profiles are available if you lose one of your servers. You can move the service template from one server to another.

    What is most valuable?

    The most valuable features are the service profiles and the temporary profiles that are available if you lose one of your servers. You can move the service template from one server to another. That's an advantage, as you can set it and there's not a lot you have to do. It minimizes the time you spend on administration. It is easy to use and to get support. There's a 1-800 number to get support from Cisco and they are helpful. 

    How has it helped my organization?

    My admin team doesn't have to spend a lot of time trying to provision servers. Provisioning servers used to take hours, and now it takes up to five minutes. 

    In addition to that, it helps us with the automation. We use other tools that comply with FlexPod, such as Cisco UCS Director, to help us with workflow automation. That saves us a lot of time and money. My engineers can focus on running new stuff or trying to work on what matters most. They can work on applications more, rather than troubleshooting.

    What needs improvement?

    I would to see a little bit more in the FlexPod interface.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    This solution is very stable. We haven't had any issues with it so far. It’s been running in our environment for the last three years without a single problem. The upgrade is easy, and there are a lot of tools available when you're planning to do an upgrade. Tools are available by the vendors to tell you which version you need to use for the different FlexPod components.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    From the name "FlexPod", you know that it's very flexible. You can scale up or scale out if you need more computes, if you have blade servers, or if you need more storage. You just add additional shelves and then you have extra storage. If you need more virtualization, you just add more licenses, and you can accommodate more VMware ESX.

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    Before I got to this company, I worked at another company where we had one FlexPod device. We decided to deploy another FlexPod device. After I left that company, I went to another company and adopted the VCE solution. I got exposed to both of them and I was able to judge which solution was going to be best and meet the company’s needs. 

    That company had an aged infrastructure that was obsolete. We had to do an infrastructure face lift. It was easy for me, as I was exposed to both VCE and FlexPod.

    It made more sense to go with FlexPod. I already had expertise on how to use it, NetApp storage, and VMware. I didn't have to spend a lot of time training my team how to deploy a solution when we already had prior experience on how to use it.

    In addition to that, the cost was good compared to other products.

    Which other solutions did I evaluate?

    Like VCE, OpenStack was a determining factor because it was going to take us a lot of time to deploy it. Rather than spending three months to deploy OpenStack, it was going to take us a year to get the solution up and running. 

    The other solution we looked was Hitachi VSP. At the time, VSP was new on the market and didn't have a validated design by Cisco, EMC, or any of the other vendors. It wasn't adopted widely in the market. I did not feel comfortable going with that. FlexPod was more adopted and in use.

    What other advice do I have?

    If you are looking into a new storage solution, look at the return on investment, what your requirements are, what types of workloads you need to use, and pick the best storage solution for you.

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    Director of Data Center Operations at Barry University
    Real User
    A simple and efficient solution for our DR that has helped reduce our hardware footprint and save costs
    Pros and Cons
    • "The most valuable features of this solution are efficiency and simplicity."
    • "We have had some problems with SnapSuite and the replication functionality."

    What is our primary use case?

    Everything with NetApp right now is our DR and restore strategy. We have all of our VMs installed in an on-premises FlexPod.

    We have another filter down in our DR site and everything is replicated using SnapProtect and SnapSuite.

    The validated designs for major enterprise applications are very important to our organization. We have to make sure that everything is fully supported, end to end, and that we're not going to have any problems. When people have trouble they resort to finger-pointing and complain about the network, servers, or storage. With the one validated design, we contact NetApp and get support for everything we need.

    How has it helped my organization?

    This solution has had a serious impact on our organization. How do you measure not having outages? It has allowed us to do business without any interruptions, which means that I can sleep well at night. After the last hurricane, we were completely up once it ended because we just brought up all of the VMs using VMware.

    With respect to the history of innovations, the strategy that NetApp has taken with Cloud volumes online, Azure NetApp files, and all of those things, is good. We've already started using cloud volumes online and we're putting in a new solution with NetApp where we're going to be tiering everything off to Azure because we have a huge presence there. For example, we have an SQL server there, and we're going to be replacing the drives that are on SQL with Cloud Volumes Online so that we can leverage efficiencies. Other data, such as shares, are also going to be tiered off to Azure so that we don't have to be using production cycles, production backups and IOPS and everything, locally. We're instead going to send it to cloud storage.

    Using FlexPod has absolutely made our staff more efficient.

    This solution has increased our application performance, but we have been using this solution since 2003 and no longer keep metrics.

    Our data center costs have been reduced because we've been able to shrink our data center. About ten years ago, we were at about one hundred and seventy servers. Now, we're down to eight blades. We've gone from seven racks down to two racks in the data center, and if you think about power, cooling, and everything else, it's a significant saving.

    What is most valuable?

    The most valuable features of this solution are efficiency and simplicity. You don't have to waste a lot of time managing things.

    What needs improvement?

    We have had some problems with SnapSuite and the replication functionality.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    We have been using this solution since 2003.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    This solution is extremely stable, rock-solid.

    We haven't had any failures, hardware-wise, in several years. The only issues that we have had were with SnapSuite, and it was related to replication. For this issue, we engaged with technical support.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    This is a very scalable solution.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    The unified support for the entire stack is extremely important for us. Anytime we have an issue, even though we haven't had any recently, we need to get it resolved as quickly as possible. Having a single vendor to go to for everything just makes it that much easier.

    When we have had to contact technical support, they were very responsive, they follow up, and they take ownership of the issues right away. I would rate them a five out of five. 

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    We have always been using NetApp, although about twelve years ago we went through consolidation. We had Dell storage, some Hitachi, some IBM storage, and then we had a NetApp filer. Our multi-vendor hardware came about from purchasing the cheapest thing that we could get when something else was needed.

    When we met with our NetApp rep, they came in and suggested that we consolidate. We had been having trouble with backups, using Syncsort, and they suggested that we move to SnapProtect and get everything on NetApp. They helped us to take everything off of all the other storage, consolidate down to NetApp, and then replace our entire backup solution with SnapSuite and SnapProtect. After that, they made sure that everything would replicate back up to the DR site.

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial setup of this solution is fairly straightforward. Obviously, you need to know what storage systems are being used, etc, but in general, it is straightforward.

    What about the implementation team?

    We use Insight, formerly Datalink, to assist us with the maintenance of this solution. They are excellent. They helped with our implementation and they help us to deploy all of the solutions. If we have any questions about designs, where we are going in terms of the roadmap, etc, then between Insight and NetApp they are invaluable when helping us to make decisions.

    What was our ROI?

    I would say that we have seen ROI, although I do not have numbers to support it.

    What other advice do I have?

    I am looking forward to using the cloud enablement that they have been working on.

    In the last three years, I lost money that was budgeted for capital expenditures, meaning that I have had to give it back because I literally have nothing to buy. We do have operating expenses and we have the capability, but everything that we are doing is moving into Azure, using managed services and software as a service. This means that we've been reducing our hardware footprint significantly. Especially with the efficiencies that NetApp brings, we don't need as much storage space.

    My advice for anybody researching this solution is to evaluate your workloads.

    NetApp is definitely the way to go.

    I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    On-premises
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