Author Archives: Andy

Brocade Workflow Composer & StackStorm: Our contribution to the future of DevOps and ChatOps!

  Through our partnership with Brocade as a Brocade Elite Partner, Mark III recently started offering solutions and capabilities built around Brocade Workflow Composer (BWC), which is a powerful enterprise-level, open automation framework that leverages the StackStorm open source project at its core.  Brocade … Continue reading

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Barreleye is here . . . General availability!

  Today at IBM Edge 2016, Mark III and our partners in the OpenPOWER Foundation are announcing the immediate availability of an OpenPOWER server platform based on the Barreleye Open Compute Project (OCP) design. We’re doing this announcement specifically in partnership with … Continue reading

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Denser than DISK: The NEW IBM DeepFlash 150 takes flash storage to new levels

  512TB of FLASH in 3U?  7 petabytes of flash in one rack?  Less than $1/GB?  Really? With the announcement of the new IBM DeepFlash 150, IBM has brought forth a uniquely designed flash storage system targeted at cost-effective, high-density flash deployments … Continue reading

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Our Recap: Dev Day Houston 2016 with Mark III!

  Mark III Systems, along with some of our key technology ecosystem partners, hosted the first ever Dev Day Houston meetup and expo last week at Karbach Brewing Company in Houston. Described as a “meetup and expo for ALL Houston tech … Continue reading

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Cognitive B2I Advertising with IBM Watson, Bluemix, and IBM Cloud Object Storage

  If you’ve been around enough conversations in our industry about things like machine learning, AI, cognitive, and analytics, inevitably someone will bring up the scene from the movie “The Minority Report,” where Tom Cruise is walking quickly through a … Continue reading

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Provisioning an IBM Storwize V7000 using OpenStack Cinder and IBM Cloud Manager

  The IBM Storwize V7000 is an incredibly versatile storage system that’s been highly popular with our clients over the years.  With IBM as one of the founding members of the OpenStack Foundation (in 2012), the Storwize line has featured OpenStack … Continue reading

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Simplifying the IBM Cloud Object Storage API for JavaScript with npm!

  As many of you are already aware, IBM offers an incredibly unique and ultra-scalable Object Storage platform called IBM Cloud Object Storage (formerly known as Cleversafe), which can be consumed by enterprises and service providers in on-premise, hybrid, or public … Continue reading

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The NEW IBM FlashSystem A9000/A9000R: Best of ALL worlds!

  IBM announced a significant expansion of the highly successful FlashSystems portfolio last week, with 3 new all-flash models, including the FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R. For the purposes of this blog entry, I’ll focus mostly on the FlashSystem A9000 and … Continue reading

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IBM Watson & Cleversafe: Video Autotagging Analytics and Object Storage

  Our BlueChasm development team came up with a pretty interesting prototype app, codenamed “Video Recon,” that combines video analytics via IBM Watson and multiple layers of the IBM digital cloud stack.  More specifically, our video analytics app uses IBM Watson Visual … Continue reading

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OpenStack Summit Austin 2016: Four of our key takeaways

  Mark III attended the OpenStack Summit in Austin last week.  With over 8,000 people in attendance, the summit (which is half-conference, half-design summit) has quickly become one of the most important conferences for enterprise cloud in the industry today.  Here … Continue reading

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