Obsidian Systems brings open source monitoring with Icinga

Johannesburg, 27 Jun 2016
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Muggie van Staden, MD at Obsidian Systems.
Muggie van Staden, MD at Obsidian Systems.

Leading provider of open source software solutions, Obsidian Systems, is now the exclusive African reseller partner for Icinga, a scalable and extensive monitoring system that checks the availability of resources, notifies of outages and provides business intelligence data.

This means, with Icinga, your infrastructure and application monitoring is taken care of, with the additional value of alerts, reports or analysis of your data and with all the benefits of being an open source solution.

Icinga's portfolio includes Icinga2, Icinga Web 2, Icinga Web Modules and Integrations.

The Icinga global offering is differentiated in the market by key features including clear-cut, object-based configuration, clever commands & runtime macros, logical dependencies, apply and assign attributes, and dynamic notifications.

The technology empowers users with the ability to gain immediate control of network resources, report any deviations and monitor impacts, as well as gather BI data. This information is useful in strategic network planning, open source technology deployment and application in various industries and sectors.

Not only is Obsidian at the front-line of Icinga rollout and market integration in Africa, the company also uses the technology in its own operations.

"We are proud to be the exclusive reseller for Icinga, a proven line of products and effective monitoring solution that adds value to Open Source deployments. It guarantees maximum output by notifying users instantly and making it easy to maintain control," says Muggie van Staden, MD of Obsidian Systems.

Obsidian, a Level 1 B-BBEE contributor, strives to bring three legs to the South African market. The first being vendor certified training and certification, secondly vendor certified products and the lastly local skills providing consulting and support.

Bernd Erk, Co-Founder at Icinga, believes the partnership with Obsidian can only add value to Africa's growing open source ecosystem.

"Open source is gaining traction on the continent because it is cost effective and advanced to meet market requirements. Our offering benefits businesses that want to leverage accessible, open and easily managed platforms to enhance control and optimise infrastructure expenses. We look forward to expanding the business frontier across Africa's emerging markets."

Obsidian Systems

Obsidian Systems is an established supplier of Open Source software solutions.

The company was started in 1995 as a modest services provider targeting businesses and organisations looking to integrate and leverage off Linux infrastructure.

In the past two years Obsidian Systems has expanded its knowledge base by acquiring 25% of both Autumn Leaf and GuruHut. 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 bimodal IT strategies for your business.

Obsidian Systems and its subsidiaries, GuruHut and Autumn Leaf strive to bring three legs to the South African market: the first being vendor-certified products, the second being local skills providing consulting, development and support and the third being vendor-certified training and certification.

With these three elements, any organisation can trust the enterprise open source solution provided.

Obsidian Systems is a Level 2 contributor to Broad-based Black Economic empowered supplier of open source software solutions in South Africa.

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Editorial contacts
Rubicomm Gloria Malan (082) 340 2876
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