Leading open source technology and services provider Obsidian Systems has confirmed its participation as a silver sponsor of the EMEA Red Hat Forum 2019. This will be held at Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town on November 19 and at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg on two days later.
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.
“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,” said 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.”
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.
“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,” added Van Staden.
“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.”