Category Archives: openstack

The Griddle Webinar Series: Building with the IBM Full Stack

In our upcoming webinar series The Griddle, we’ll cover some of our transformational cloud-native platforms, prototypes, and use cases that our “full stack” team of developers, DevOps engineers, and system engineers have built, along with an explanation of how we built each … 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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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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Dev Day Houston 2016

Karbach Brewery 2032 Karbach St, Houston, TX 77092 Come to Dev Day Houston 2016 at the Karbach Brewery on July 14th! It is a meetup and expo for ALL Houston tech professionals that build amazing software for enterprises, organizations, service providers, research … 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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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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IBM InterConnect 2016: Solving Complex Cloud Challenges with IBM Spectrum Virtualize

  Mark III attended the annual IBM InterConnect conference February 22-25 in Las Vegas and had the honor of sharing the experiences of a recent Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) client who solved their infrastructure and overall cloud challenges by moving to an … Continue reading

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OpenStack (or HPC)… Meet IBM NeXtScale

  IBM announced in early September the innovative new NeXtScale system, which is the culmination of years of experience with the iDataPlex and BladeCenter platforms.  Much like how Flex Systems (Pure) have completely redefined density for virtualization and more general-purpose … Continue reading

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