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Obsidian joins Red Hat Forums in SA to highlight the power of open source


Johannesburg, 31 Oct 2019
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Leading open source technology and services provider Obsidian Systems has confirmed its participation as a silver sponsor of the EMEA Red Hat Forum 2019 at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town on 19 November and at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg on 21 November.

The Red Hat Forum is an opportunity for business leaders to deep dive into the opportunities represented by technology and technology trends, including open source cloud computing, platforms, virtualisation, middleware, storage and system management.

Obsidian Systems is excited about the event and the chance to engage with competitors within the EMEA market to explain why, in terms of ICT architecture and platform strategies, it is no longer a case of ‘either or’, but rather ‘whichever and more’!

“We endorse the central theme of the Red Hat Forum, which is that in as far as establishing a firm technical foundation for your business, the thinking and rationale around strategy should be flexibility, achieving scale, expansion and clever control,” says Muggie van Staden, Managing Director of Obsidian Systems.

Interoperability, adjustability and elasticity – these are the hallmarks of a market that is fast maturing and ready to benefit from hybrid cloud, from Linux and containers, and positioning the business to build using open source infrastructure,”  he adds.

The Red Hat Forum 2019 will feature keynote presentations, detailed technological implementation sessions, conversational networking sessions with industry experts, interactive whiteboard sessions, hands-on labs, live demos and networking.

Van Staden continues: “The EMEA region and South Africa specifically is expanding in terms of opportunities related to cloud services, digitalisation, open source architecture, storage systems and system management. It is no secret that businesses within emerging markets are considering their digital journeys and strategies in order to ensure that they can leverage 4IR related opportunities. We are excited to be a part of the team bringing the Red Hat Forum 2019 to South Africa and look forward to discussing the dynamics of establishing solid, secure, robust AND flexible architecture to help businesses of any size not only compete but secure return on investment. Open source has grown to be a lot more than a sideline conversation; today it is the mainstay of technology and digital strategies across all industries and sectors.”

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Obsidian Systems

Obsidian have expanded their knowledge base in partnership with subsidiaries Cape Town based Autumn Leaf and GuruHut, a software development house. The expansion of skills is now a formidable team with Java™ expertise aligning our Enterprise Open Source solution for retail, supporting technology and consulting services across enterprise-ready open source infrastructure, big data, collaboration and agile IT strategies for your business.  

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