Obsidian Systems named year’s ‘Best Newcomer’ by SUSE South Africa

Suse Best Newcomer and Partner Green For Go

Obsidian Systems, an established South African supplier of Open Source software solutions, has been identified by enterprise Linux solutions provider SUSE South Africa as 2014’s Best Newcomer.


SUSE is an established global provider of reliable, interoperable Linux and cloud infrastructure solutions designed to empower enterprises with control and flexibility.


Obsidian Systems is synonymous with providing peace of mind when it comes to Open Source Software (OSS) requirements.


Since 1995 Obsidian Systems has been at the forefront of utilizing, modifying and successfully implementing innovative business solutions the open source way. The Company’s projects, products, and initiatives embrace the principles of open exchange, collaborative participation, rapid prototyping, transparency, meritocracy and community development. Obsidian is a Gold SUSE Partner.


Matthew Lee, Regional Manager of SUSE South Africa, presented the Award to Obsidian Systems’ Vendor Relationship Manager Wilhelm Strydom at the SUSE SA’s Tag IT Conference and Partner Awards Evening.


Lee outlined the SUSE roadmap for the remainder of the year and the role key partners like Obsidian will play.


Muggie van Staden, MD of Obsidian Systems, describes the Award as a milestone in the development of the Company and valuable recognition that reinforces the credibility of Obsidian within the broader open source solution community.


“We know that there is an increasing need in the market for technology that offers flexibility, performance and stability that is also cost competitive. There is also a need for reliable and knowledgeable service providers who can add immediate and lasting value. This recognition by our partner SUSE certainly raises our profile and differentiates us,” said van Staden.