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Mark III Systems Joins OpenPOWER Foundation
Officially joins open development community as a Silver Member

Houston, TX — Mark III Systems today announced the company has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community based on the POWER microprocessor architecture.

Mark III joins a growing roster of technology organizations working collaboratively to build advanced server, networking, storage and acceleration technology as well as industry leading open source software aimed at delivering more choice, control and flexibility to developers of next-generation, hyperscale and cloud data centers.  The group makes POWER hardware and software available to open development for the first time, as well as making POWER intellectual property licensable to others, greatly expanding the ecosystem of innovators on the platform.

Within the ecosystem, Mark III will be collaborating with OpenPOWER community members to help develop, advance, and bring to market compelling platforms based on the POWER processor that will address unique enterprise client use cases, specifically for hyperscale, analytics, and cloud applications.  Most of these use cases will initially involve the combination of distributions of the Linux operating system, open source frameworks to enable custom iterative development of software, and open source cloud management frameworks, like OpenStack.  With 20+ years of experience working with POWER-based processor systems as an IBM Premier Business Partner and a team of highly experienced and knowledgeable Systems and Cloud Engineers, Mark III will leverage its rich experience in helping large enterprise clients and service providers architect, source, implement, integrate, support, and maintain systems based on the POWER processor in a wide variety of datacenter environments.  Future OpenPOWER platforms will give clients options and be complementary to its existing portfolio of IBM Power Systems offerings and support services, including existing IBM Power Systems platforms based on Linux, AIX, and IBM i.

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About Mark III Systems
Mark III Systems is an industry-leading IT solutions provider delivering IT infrastructure, software, services, and cloud solutions to clients across the United States.  Mark III’s talented team of enterprise architects and software developers design and deliver highly resilient and performance-optimized solutions to many of the largest US-based enterprises and organizations with datacenters across the world.  With a focus on enabling bimodal IT strategies, Mark III can help enterprises build both performance and efficiency optimized solutions for business-critical core applications, and next-generation digital platforms and tech stacks for cloud, analytics, social, and mobile use cases.  Headquartered in Texas, Mark III Systems is an IBM Premier Business Partner has been recognized by IBM with numerous awards, including a prestigious worldwide IBM Beacon award in 2010 and 2013, and was also a finalist in 2014 and 2016.  For more information, visit

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