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Obsidian Systems addresses market demand for Smart Hosting


Johannesburg, 25 Jun 2020
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Muggie van Staden, MD of Obsidian Systems
Muggie van Staden, MD of Obsidian Systems

Leading provider of end-to-end digital services and solutions Obsidian Systems is offering businesses the benefit of a direct route to flexibility and agility, thanks to its Smart Hosting offering.

Given the difficulty that most businesses are facing in today’s market, the need to balance sophisticated, intelligent ICT infrastructure with business requirements and output, executive management at Obsidian Systems highlight the company’s smarter hosting offering.

Muggie van Staden, Managing Director, Obsidian Systems, says many businesses are choosing to move to a hybrid environment of on-premises, cloud and SaaS offerings to secure agility. This empowers the business with the ability to provide their services in real-time, mitigate risks and any challenges, and also benefit from technical advantages.

He adds that cloud and SaaS offerings enable business to adopt new modern technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data without the traditional lead time and investments associated with these initiatives.

With TCO and ROI top of mind for most operators today – along with the increasing cost of infrastructure management, the cost factor becomes even more pressing.

Smart hosting offers the business owner a number of benefits, including monthly billing of environment, being invoiced in rands and 30-day payment terms.

“So we offer flexibility to manage and monitor your usage and control your costs… we also eliminate unpredictability due to exchange rate fluctuations and sweeten the deal with the flexibility to choose from payment terms,” says Van Staden.

Additionally, Obsidian offers access to remote teams and expertise that is tailored to specific needs, and the benefit of implementation that follows industry best practices.

“These are completed according to standardised practices augmented by practical life experience,” Van Staden continues.

Obsidian provides a hosted infrastructure solution with the following providers: AWS, Digital Ocean and Silicon Sky.

The company’s smarter hosting model offers not only the environment itself, but also support and maintenance via retainers.

“This solution is ideal for customers wanting to harness the power of cloud without investing in skills and resources. Obsidian is perfectly placed to manage this on your behalf,” Van Staden adds.

Obsidian Systems

Obsidian Systems is an established supplier of Open Source software solutions. The company was started in 1995 as a services provider targeting businesses and organisations looking to integrate and leverage off Linux infrastructure.

Obsidian Systems has since 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-ready open solutions for retail, supporting technology and consulting services across enterprise-ready infrastructure, big data, agile and bimodal IT strategies for your business.

We 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.

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