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Texas Information Technology Company, Mark 3 Systems, Inc. Wins International Award Houston Company ..more>>
Mark 3 Systems, Inc. Wins International Award18-May-2010
Texas Information Technology Company, Mark 3 Systems, Inc. Wins International Award
Houston Company Honored as 2010 IBM Beacon Award for Storage Project for Texas Children’s Hospital
Houston, Texas (Marketwire) May 18, 2010 - Mark 3 Systems, Inc., one of the leading Texas information technology resources, was selected as a 2010 IBM Beacon Award winner. The Beacon Awards recognize the best solutions and services that IBM Business Partners have delivered to businesses around the world.
From their Houston headquarters, Mark 3 Systems has been an IBM Premier Business Partner since 1995, specializing in solutions centered on datacenter optimization, high availability, and data management. In 2009, Mark 3 Systems designed a new storage strategy for Texas Children’s Hospital, a major project that decreased operational costs for the recognized pediatric hospital located in the Texas Medical Center by 25%. Texas Children’s Hospital selected Mark 3 Systems when they were seeking a solution for aging storage equipment in three of their data centers. Their goal was to find a more efficient way to manage their storage needs, and IBM equipment was an important equation in their selection of Mark 3 Systems.
The solution consists of several IBM storage products, including XIV, SAN Volume Controller (SVC), NSeries Gateway, and DS4700. The project also included data migration utilizing both the SVC and XIV migration capabilities; DS8000 assessment, end-to-end mapping and documentation, and in-depth training on the XIV systems and SAN Volume Controller Clusters. Tivoli Storage Productivity Center is used to monitor and manage all disc, data and fabric storage performance and metrics. The end result was that the hospital was able to manage everything from a single control center with just two employees. That resulted in a major cost savings to Texas Children’s Hospital and more efficiency in their storage.
To be a finalist for the prestigious IBM Awards was an exceptional achievement for the Houston-based company; winning in such a competitive category was thrilling to the entire team at Mark 3 Systems.
"Winning the IBM Beacon Award for the category of Outstanding IBM Storage Solutions for Major Markets is a cherished accomplishment for our company,” said Stan Wysocki, vice president of Mark III Systems. “We are proud of our affiliation with IBM and pleased that our solution for Texas Children’s Hospital merited this honor.”
About Mark 3 Systems, Inc.
MARK 3 Systems, Inc. is one of the nation's leading Texas-based providers of enterprise computing services, networking and storage products and associated support services. Leslie T. Powell, a third-generation Houstonian, formed the woman-owned company in 1995 after a successful career in medical sales. MARK 3 Systems has been designated as an IBM Premier Business Partner, since 1997 and serves a number of Fortune 500 companies, businesses, schools and government organizations in the state.
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