The Top 6 Reasons to attend HPE’s Discover in Las Vegas 2019

Create New Relationships that will open New Avenues In the Technology World.

Are you ready to link up with the best brains around the world from HPE? You want to learn, mingle and explore the new talents these people possess? Then why wouldn’t you attend such a function? This function will adequately provide a platform to anyone who likes HPE products and services. Create new relationships and bonds that will go deeper into your daily operations in your businesses, homes or schools. Interacting with the best engineers, software developers, marketers and other people who form part of HPE’s product development team over a cup of your favorite drink. Do you know what is awesome about this? The drinks of your choice will be absolutely free so you will be sipping from two cups at the same time.  This opportunity if well spent will earn you contacts that will really come in handy in your work places. The specialists whom you interact with will give you adequate information as to your problems whenever you encounter them, and if need be, pay you a visit and make you feel a worthy customer.

Venture into the Future; dare to dream

This is for those who are ready for changes that will make life even better and simpler. The futuristic-minded individuals. We are in the era of transformation and only the fast will excel. Are you one of them, a dreamer? Then you cannot miss this coming event. Upon signing a non-disclosure agreement, they will let you in to Hewlett Packard’s envisioned models of computer systems.  Ever heard of “The Machine“?  The best of what the company is planning to release into the market in the coming years. This will give you a drive of what to anticipate.

Be Informed

Information is power. This adage is very true. This avenue is a link to anyone be it an entity or a person to exploit. Is there any need for you to be left out? Be part of the winning team and attend HPE’s Discover in Las Vegas 2019 for you to gain knowledge from the experts. There are always challenges on how to best use the available solutions offered by HPE. Some users are not well acquainted with systems and facilities that are at their disposal. So, this event provides that chance for you. Jump on to it and ensure that you get the best counsel from the developers on how they had envisioned the available systems and facilities to be used. Do not be left out, ignorance is the killer of opportunities! Take this chance, let us unite let us all ensure we are at this event in full swing.

The developers will communicate to you in the simplest language to help you understand where your challenges are from and how best these very challenges can be addressed.  I look forward to seeing you there as we experience “what’s next”.

Remember you are in Las Vegas!

This is the most interesting part. After enduring a long serious day, learning new things, exploiting new and efficient models & systems in this event, you do not have to forget that you are in the heart of entertainment in America, in Las Vegas Nevada. Enjoy yourselves after a long day. Take it all off. Party like you have never had, dance to the slightest beats, enjoy some of the best meals, if you are a casino enthusiast you can hit the ground rolling and place a bet. Lucky you if you win big! Those same spoils you can spend them at the stores the very next day. Or maybe you can purchase yourself a new Synergy frame for your office?  This will surely be the best moments in your life. Enjoying and exploring. This will add a whole new twist as the process will be from learning to entertainment, a whole new level of experience you do not have to miss.

You cannot miss out on this place; the Transformation zone

Hewlett Packard Enterprise! Wow! I have really anticipated this event. This is 2019, much bigger and better. The fact that this is occurring in the US confirms that it is going to be the grandest! Cheer me on if we will not be left out especially in visiting the Transformation Zone. Can you imagine just how the most innovative products from HPE are going to be on display and you can be in a position to demo them on the spot.

What an amazing feeling! I cannot wait to have a view of prototype  products, and talk to the developers who are standing next to them. Get the 411 straight from the  architects, developers, and  ‘super-engineers’ who engineered such great technology. I would not miss out on the transformation zone for anything in the world!

Training and Certification

Do you want to hear more about stuff that’s free? How about training and certifications?  Receive skills and competencies from their experienced and confident staff. Some courses that will be given range from networking, server storage and a couple of other interesting and marketable courses. Why should you be left out? Be part of this elite team and add some credentials to what you already have; those that will open up opportunities for you, and make you relevant in this ever changing technological world.

Don’t miss out on these amazing hands-on trainings:

  • Synergy and composable infrastructure training [Session ID TRNG12556]
  • One View [Session ID TRNG12555]
  • SimpliVity training. [Session ID B12700]

Please do not miss out on such an information-filled trainings. To those using different means of transport to this venue, grab your books and dig deep into them to learn quickly. This will put you on the right track, especially for those aiming at earning a certificate from this event. Are you so interested in passing those exams being offered at the HPE for free? Get a certificate and be recognized by others for achieving this feat in such a fixed time-period? You can take the exams multiple times during the event in case you don’t pass.

Be my guest as we all head to this major event in Las Vegas where we might be certified in Synergy, OneView or even as far as a Master ASE? You cannot miss it. Let us all meet in Las Vegas!

Top 3 Reasons to buy VMware via HPE’s VMware OEM Program

For 18 years, HPE and VMware have worked together to revolutionize virtualization economics and create new efficiencies for clients by delivering the industry’s most complete portfolio of integrated systems.

Here are the top 3 reasons why you should buy VMware through HPE’s OEM program.

Better Support

Did you know that if you purchase VMware licenses directly from VMWare you only get technical support in English?  This is a challenge for many Spanish speaking customers.  When you buy the license through HPE’s VMware OEM program, support is available from a single vendor for both physical & virtual infrastructure with over 1,100 HPE support professionals trained on our integrated solutions.

The VMware OEM portfolio from Hewlett Packard Enterprise includes a 1 / 3 / 5-year 24x7 unlimited support and subscription services.  What’s most attractive is that you get level 1 and 2 support with an HPE representative which can open your ticket in Spanish, Portuguese, French, German or even Chinese.  This is especially useful for your customers in Central America and Spanish speaking countries.

Click here to open the VMWare product SKU list.

Special Pricing

If you are already an HPE partner and can register opportunities, adding the licenses to an infrastructure project (or even if just buying them standalone) can get you better volume pricing and better discounts.  An added benefit is you are purchasing them from the same distributor in the same purchase order.  This makes your purchasing process much simpler and streamlined.

Remember that Hewlett Packard Enterprise branded licenses are identical to VMware native software and are transferable to any other HPE or non-HPE servers as needed and fully supported.  Base licenses must be sold with the equivalent number of HPE ProLiant Servers within 30 days.

Additional Incentives

You can train to sell VMware in HPE’s Engage and Grow portal.  You can get points for the trainings and this translates into fun prizes.  Make sure to sign up directly in the Engage and Grow platform.

https://www.hpeengageandgrowlac.com/login.php

Next time your customer asks about virtualization software, don’t hesitate to contact our sales team to help you put together a winning offer.  As a reference, the VMware OEM portfolio from Hewlett Packard Enterprise includes:

  • All VMware vSphere core server editions and related acceleration kits
  • VMware Hyper Converged Infrastructure Kits
  • Upgrade licenses within the core server editions
  • VMware vCenter management products including Site Recovery Manager (SRM)
  • vRealize products including vRealize Operations, vRealize Suite
  • vCloud products including vCloud Suite
  • vSAN
  • VMware Horizon products

HPE Nimble Storage Territory Availability

We are currently offering the entire HPE Nimble Storage portfolio to practically every country in our territory.

Countries currently enabled to sell Nimble Storage:

With any support option available (always taking into consideration a ~170 miles distance from local depot):

Argentina, Bermuda, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Venezuela.

With Next Business Day and Spares, until further notice:

Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bolivia, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominican Republic,  El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela.

Please contact us if you are interested in this great product line.  To read more about Nimble solutions, visit http://www.hpe.com/nimble-storage/

 

 

Finally the unveiling of a New HPE Simplivity

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Not quite long ago, the term hyperconvergence surfaced in the market; a fresh promise of less footprint on hardware devices and more compute advantage.  New brands and new models started showing up gradually. It was this that instigated a challenge among technology manufacturers, which all centered on who would take the market share domain.

It is not surprising that the manufacturers wanted a cut of this cake. It humbly represents a 12.5 Billion business opportunity based on IDC evaluation 2018 report. Revenues from Hyperconverged market sales increased 69.4% which means that in 2017 the Hyperconverged market surpassed $3.7 billion.

The demands were forthcoming until the final benefits of a Solution to minimize data center complexity and improve scalability. HPE came up with HPE Hyperconverge HC380 solution, an IT framework that combines storage, computing and networking into a single system.  HPE hardware was top of the line solution that used Apollos configuration where you could have up to 4 server nodes in a 2U rack footprint.

HPE did not remain in the market lead with the hardware model at this time but something was cooking in the strategy kitchen. Simplivity was on the drawing table. HPE came to terms to purchase Simplivity for $650 million as a means of expanding. Its hyperconverge offering and analytics believed it was a good deal. Nonetheless, the rest is History.

HPE became the most requested Hyperconverge Brand with the HPE Simplivity 380 based on Gen9 and Gen10 models. SimpliVity’s hyperconverged infrastructure appliance, the OmniCube, replaces storage, switches, cloud gateways, high-availability shared storage, and appliances for backup and deduplication, WAN optimization, and storage caching.  Aren’t these features a jonesing? It’s all that an IT Manager wants and desires.

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The Uniqueness of HPE Simplivity 380 from other Solutions:

  • FAST: Advanced VM-centric management and mobility speed deployment and application performance
  • Powerful and efficient: All IT infrastructure and advanced data services for virtualized workloads plus increased storage efficiency
  • Multi-cloud: Transform your VM environment into an enterprise cloud that delivers cloud-like speed, operations and economics across all your private clouds

Until now, we were thinking that it was all wrapped up but HPE lately proclaimed that a new HPE Simplivity model was going to emerge, no more waiting. The former and most desired hardware solution is operative once more. It’s the HPE Simplivity 2600 hyperconverge appliance based on HPE Apollos Gen 10 Server and all-flash storage. It is designed to solve client needs as a simpler and powerful infrastructure for Virtual desktop infrastructure.

HPE Simplivity 2600 will be capable of holding more virtual desktop users in a limited data center space, it will also have 2 times more dense advantage compared to HPE Simplivity 380. Rigid flexibility with customer’s choice in HPE Apollo chassis. Although it first addresses the VDI environment it will keep offering 100% Software optimize Simplivity with always on deduplication & compression, validated by HPE and Login VSI.

Where can HPE Simplivity 2600 be positioned?

  • Oil & Gas: Extreme space constraints on offshore platforms and remote drilling sites
  • Retail (POS) - Chain stores and franchises who want to manage POS centrally, but want  equipment onsite
  • SLED - Need many desktops for computer labs. Very little space available for infrastructure
  • Co – locations: High cost of rack space in urban Co-location centers place a premium on dense  infrastructure

Are you catching my drift? More amazing features are being developed and soon, more and more information on this revolutionary solution will be announced.

Being successful takes more than hardware, software, or services. It requires a partner like WESTHAM TRADE able to bring all these elements together, aligned to your customer industry, and enterprise.

You have got to see the Apollo 2000 system from HPE

Have you seen the Apollo 2000 Series System from HPE yet? Well, you definitely should if you haven’t. Allow me to mention a few key features and you will understand why this solution should be implemented for private cloud systems that require high density compute and high performance. Did I mention that the price is super competitive too? I am in love with these systems.

Rack space is expensive, and you need high density computing. With Apollo you can have 4 nodes (independent hot-plug servers) in a 2U chassis, which means in a 42U rack which fits 20 Apollo systems, you can fit 80 independent servers per rack (160 processors). This saves datacenter space, electricity consumption and cooling without sacrificing any performance.

Let me expand further, because this is what makes Apollo such a cool solution.  Look at the video below, and you will see that the chassis contains storage in the front and up to four server nodes in the back.  All neatly housed in the same chassis.  Amazing density.

Apollo r2600 chassis behind

There are two types of nodes you can opt for. The XL170r and XL190r. You can only have two nodes of XL190r per chassis due to power consumption. Therefore a full rack will accommodate 40 independent servers with up to 80 processors, if using the XL190r.

HPE ProLiant XL170r Gen9 Server
The HPE ProLiant XL170r Gen9 Server is a 1U, 2 processors half-width server for the HPE Apollo 2000 System. The Apollo r2000 series chassis provides a very dense solution with up to four (4) independent ProLiant XL170r Gen9 hot-pluggable servers that share power and cooling in a standard 2U chassis. Each HPE ProLiant XL170r Gen9 Server can be serviced individually without impacting the operation of other servers sharing the same chassis to provide increased system uptime. Each server node harnesses the performance of dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 or E5-2600 v4 series processors with option choices from 4-22 Cores, 1.6GHz – 3.5GHz CPU speed, and 16 DDR4 DIMM slots with up to 2400 MHz and up to 2TB (16 x128 GB) memory. Also, two I/O slots for a choice of networking and clustering options including : 1Gb, 10Gb, 40Gb Ethernet, 56 Gb/s FDR InfiniBand, FibreChannel and options for either 1 PCIe slot plus a FlexibleLOM or 2 PCIe slots, and power ratings between 85-145 Watts.

HPE ProLiant XL190r Gen9 Server
The HPE ProLiant XL190r Gen9 Server is a 2U, two (2) processors half-width server for the HPE Apollo 2000 System. Each server node harnesses the performance of dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 or E5-2600 v4 series processors with option choices from 4-22 Cores, 1.6GHz – 3.5GHz CPU speed, and 16 DDR4 DIMM slots with up to 2400 MHz and up to 2TB (16 x128 GB) memory. It has additional PCIe expansion slots to support up to two (2) integrated accelerators (GPUs or Coprocessors).

Storage on these systems is amazing too. The HPE Apollo 2000 System also delivers increased storage flexibility with options that support SAS/SATA/SSDs and the Apollo r2800 chassis also supports drive mapping enabling flexible allocation of 0 – 24 drives per server.

You need to make sure that any technology you place in your datacenter should be simple to scale. The Apollo system has:

1. The same HPE ProLiant enterprise-class management and operational tools.

2. HPE iLO management—Saves administration time and cost

3. HPE Advanced Power Manager—Enables more efficient capacity per rack

4. HPE Insight Cluster Management Utility—To monitor, manage, and optimize compute clusters of any size

So if you are looking to replace old infrastructure with a powerhouse system with incredible density, I highly recommend the Apollo system.

Want to learn more about Apollo Infrastructure? We offer the H7H15AAE (HPE Apollo Servers Fundamentals), an online course with a 1 hour duration. Or just call us for an overview of the solution and quote.




5 reasons why you should choose HPE for your Microsoft Azure Stack solution

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5 reasons why you should
choose HPE for your Microsoft
Azure Stack solution

HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack is the only way to go

HPE ProLiant for Microsoft® Azure® Stack simplifies the development, management, and
security of your hybrid cloud. Co-engineered by HPE and Microsoft—based on a 30-year
partnership—the joint solution enables you to run Azure-consistent services in your own
data center.

Here are five reasons why you should choose HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack:

The most configurable solution available

1

HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack overs
greater choice with more configuration options
than other solutions. As a fully customizable
solution, you get to choose:

  • The processor type that’s right for the workload
  • Your choice of memory
  • Scalable storage capacity
  • Support for third-party networking
    switches, power supplies, and rack options

With flexible configuration options, be assured
that HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack will
fit seamlessly into your existing environment.

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4 to 12 nodes

available in single increments

(rather than in blocks of four)

Highest capacity with highest performance at full speed

2

HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack is
uniquely architected to achieve both high
capacity at 768 GB RAM, and high performance
at full 2400 MHz memory speed, increasing
memory bandwidth by up to 28% compared to
other, same capacity solutions. This enables you
to run more workloads—even faster.

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28%

increased memory bandwidth

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Pay-per-use pricing with HPE Flexible Capacity

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Reduce costs by leveraging cloud-style economics by
using a consumption-based model. HPE Flexible
Capacity gives you the cloud you need with:

  • Rapid scalability
  • Variable costs aligned to metered usage
  • No upfront expense
  • Enterprise-grade support
  • One monthly bill

Only HPE gives you true,
consumption-based IT for Azure Stack.

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Deploy with confidence with over 4000 trained experts

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Leverage the collective expertise of over
4000 HPE experts trained on Azure and
hybrid cloud to answer any questions you
have and give you the support you need.
Take advantage of the experts to:

  • Help you develop the best hybrid cloud
    strategy for your company
  • Deliver professional services to meet your
    use case, design and implementation needs.
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Try before you buy

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Try Azure Stack and accelerate time to value by
getting up to speed at one of the HPE-Microsoft
Innovation Centers. Run jointly by HPE and
Microsoft, hybrid cloud and Azure experts
are on hand to help you:

  • Access the latest Azure Stack software
    and HPE hardware
  • Implement a proof of concept
  • Test your use cases
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HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack delivers your hybrid cloud, your way—today. Take advantage of highly flexible configurations, reduce risk, and accelerate time to value with pay-per-use, public
cloud economics. For more information, visit hpe.com/hybrid/azure-stack

The HPE Support Contract, your insurance policy to protect operational integrity

There’s no doubt technology plays a critical role in the competitiveness of all organizations and it’s one of the intangible factors that poses more difficulty in its management. The new scenario is identified with the acceleration of technological change and the shortening of the life cycle of products, hence the strategic importance of effective management of IT infrastructure in companies. If your equipment is a fundamental part of your operative success, why leave your effectiveness solely on factory warranty? Contracting maintenance, support or consulting services is not a commodity, nor an unnecessary expense; it’s an investment of unavoidable strategic alignment to achieve the objectives of the Organization.

Warranty vs. Support Contract

Support Services Warranty Services
Protection against interruption times. Protect against manufacturing defect of HW
Spare parts and labor for a period and additional coverage. Provide spare parts and labor.
Support options with a Response Time and/or Solution commitment. Offer the "best effort" response for replacing components.
Software support and update options. Does not offer support for OS
Flexible support levels. Does not guarantee response times or advanced solutions.
Highly qualified Specialists and Consultants.
Installation/implementation service options.
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The differences are obvious when it comes to effectiveness and competitiveness. The next question would be how do I access support services? I must then hire a team of specialists in my Technology Department? The answer is IT Outsourcing. In business transformation, it’s more valuable to have a trusted technological partner that guarantees the correct functioning and use of the systems.

Benefits of Support and Services Outsourcing

  • Increase in Profitability - Delegate to your technology partner the technical support and maintenance of the IT area allows you to focus on tasks directly related to the nature and raison d'être of the business, obtaining a significant reduction in operating costs.
  • Methodology and Knowledge - A complete system for tracking incidents and reports of all support interactions at your disposal. This lets you know when, why and who requests Technical Support services.
  • Accessibility and Availability – Contracting additional resources for specific projects on demand allows you to reduce the cost of having technical support personnel available for such specific functions.
  • Dynamism and agility - Greater capacity to adapt quickly to changes in the business and greater agility to make decisions about the Technical Support of the company.
  • Flexibility - Choose the level of service that meets your needs and the form of payment that suits your cash flow.
  • Personalization - Customized solutions.
  • Diversity of resources - Access to specialized resources in various areas of computing with extensive experience and high quality.

Running a business is expensive and the costs of purchasing, monitoring, maintaining and updating equipment and software can represent more money than an average company can afford. Growing is a challenge, but doing it in a sustained manner and under the criterion of continuous improvement is what guarantees the long-term business continuity in a highly competitive environment. Factory warranty is not enough, nor is it necessary to hire a team of specialists in each area, to have mechanisms to reduce risks and attend failures. Increase your purchasing power as a result of technological outsourcing and do not put at risk the life cycle of your products against the long life of your Organization.

Westham Trade offers HPE support contracts, including renewals for the caribbean territory. All we need is the serial numbers to draft a support contract with levels ranging from foundation to proactive.

El contrato de Soporte, su póliza de seguro para proteger la integridad operativa

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Sin duda la Tecnología desempeña un papel crítico en la competitividad de todas las organizaciones y es uno de los factores intangibles que plantea más dificultad en su gestión. El nuevo escenario se identifica con la aceleración del cambio tecnológico y el acortamiento del ciclo de vida  de los productos, de ahí la importancia estratégica de realizar una eficaz gestión de la infraestructura IT  en las empresas. ¿Si sus equipos son parte fundamental y pilar de su éxito operativo por que dejar su efectividad solo a la garantía de fábrica?  Contratar mantenimiento, soporte o servicios de consultoría  no es un lujo, ni un gasto innecesario; es una inversión de alineación estratégica ineludible para cumplir los objetivos de la organización.

Garantía Vs Contrato de Soporte

Servicios de Soporte
 Protección contra tiempos de interrupción.
 Repuestos y mano de obra por un período y cobertura adicional.
 Opciones de soporte con compromiso de Tiempo de Respuesta y/o Solución.
 Opciones de soporte y actualización de Software.
 Especialistas y Consultores Altamente Calificados.
 Opciones de servicios de instalación / implementación.
 Niveles de soporte flexibles.
Garantía
• Protege contra defectos de fabricación de HW.
• Proporciona repuestos y mano de obra.
• Ofrece la respuesta “mejor esfuerzo” para la sustitución de componentes defectuosos.
• No ofrece soporte para sistema operativo.
• No ofrece servicio de instalación.
• No compromete tiempos de respuesta, ni soluciones avanzadas.

*Fuente: Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Las diferencias saltan a la vista cuando de efectividad y competitividad se trata. La siguiente pregunta sería como accedo a los servicios de soporte? Debo entonces contratar todo un equipo de especialistas en mi Departamento Tecnológico? La respuesta es Outsourcing IT. En la transformación de los negocios cada vez cobra más valor contar con un socio tecnológico de confianza, que garantice el correcto funcionamiento y aprovechamiento de los sistemas.

Beneficios del Outsourcing de soporte y servicios

  • Aumento de Rentabilidad - Delegar en su socio tecnológico el soporte técnico y mantenimiento del área IT le permite enfocarse en tareas relacionadas directamente con la naturaleza y razón de ser del negocio, obteniendo una importante reducción en los costos operativos.
  • Metodología y Conocimiento - Un completo sistema de seguimiento de incidencias y reportes de todas las interacciones de soporte a su disposición. Esto le permite saber cuándo, porqué y quién solicita los servicios de Soporte Técnico.
  • Accesibilidad y Disponibilidad - Contratar bajo demanda recursos adicionales para proyectos específicos le permite disminuir el costo de tener personal de soporte técnico disponible para funciones tan específicas.
  • Dinamismo y agilidad - Mayor capacidad para adaptarse rápidamente a los cambios en el negocio y una mayor agilidad para tomar decisiones sobre el Soporte Técnico de la empresa.
  • Flexibilidad – Escoja el nivel de servicio que responda a sus necesidades y la forma de pago que se adapte a su flujo de caja.
  • Personalización - Soluciones hechas a su medida.
  • Diversidad de recursos – Acceso a Recursos especializados en diversas áreas de la informática con amplia experiencia y alta calidad.

Manejar un negocio es caro y los costos de compras, monitoreo, mantenimiento y actualización de equipos y software pueden representar más dinero del que una empresa promedio puede costear. Crecer   es un reto pero hacerlo de manera sostenida y bajo el criterio de mejoramiento continuo es lo que garantiza la continuidad del negocio a largo plazo en un ambiente de alta competitividad. No es suficiente la garantía de fábrica, ni es necesario contratar un equipo de especialistas en cada área, para contar con mecanismos de reducción de riesgos y atención de fallas. Aumente su poder adquisitivo como resultado de la tercerización tecnológica y no ponga en riesgo el ciclo de vida de sus productos  contra la larga vida de su Organización.