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Mark III Systems, Inc.

May 18, 2010 14:00 ET

Texas Information Technology Company, Mark III Systems, Inc., Wins International Award

Houston Company Honored as 2010 IBM Beacon Award for Storage Project for Texas Children's Hospital

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - May 18, 2010) - Mark III Systems, Inc., one of the leading Texas information technology resources, was selected as a 2010 IBM Beacon Award winner. The Beacon Awards annually recognize the best solutions and services of IBM Business Partners around the world.

From their Houston headquarters, Mark III 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 III Systems designed a new storage strategy for Texas Children's Hospital, a major project that decreased operational costs for the recognized pediatric hospital by 25%.

Texas Children's Hospital selected Mark III Systems when they were seeking a solution for aging storage equipment in 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 III 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 capabilities and Tivoli Storage Productivity Center to monitor and manage disc, data and fabric storage. The end result was that the hospital was able to manage everything more efficiently from a single control center with just two employees.

To be a finalist for the prestigious IBM Awards was an exceptional achievement for the Houston-based company; winning the competitive category was thrilling to the entire team at Mark III 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 III Systems, Inc.
Mark III 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 III Systems serves a number of Fortune 500 companies, businesses, schools and government organizations in the state.

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