LSD joins GitLab Partner Program as a Select partner

LSD becomes the first Middle East and Africa GitLab Select partner.

Johannesburg, 20 Jul 2021
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LSD, a pure play open source provider, today announced it has joined the GitLab Partner Program by invitation as the first Select partner in the Middle East and Africa region.

Deon Stroebel, LSD’s Head of Cloud, says: “GitLab forms the basis of our DevOps and automation solution in the LSDtrip and together we work to help businesses to practically do DevOps, IaC and GitOps. Becoming a GitLab Select Partner shows that GitLab sees the value of LSD and our cloud native offering, the LSDtrip.” 

GitLab Select partners focus on building strategic relationships that strive to provide high value DevOps expertise and services to customers that drive the adoption and use of GitLab. Select partners have developed their own GitLab Practice to deliver professional, consultancy and advisory services.

LSDtrip from LSD is a fully managed and engineered cloud native accelerator framework, leveraging a foundation of containerisation, Kubernetes and open source technologies. GitLab is a complete DevOps platform, delivered as a single application, fundamentally changing the way development, security and ops teams collaborate and build software. The strategic relationship will help LSD deliver a more innovative GitOps, infrastructure as code and automation LSDtrip offering for its mutual customers.

“GitLab is excited to build a strategic relationship with LSD​,” said Michelle Hodges, vice-president of global channels at GitLab. “LSD’s expertise across ​cloud native​ makes them a great fit for the GitLab Partner Program and enables us to work together to create high-value services for mutual customers.”

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