About Us

About Obsidian

Click play below and scroll down our timeline to get a glimpse into the history of Obsidian Systems.

1994
1994

RAU (Rand Afrikaans University) Engineers and the internet get together.

1995
1995

Taken from a geology and mining magazine Obsidian Systems was registered.

1996
1996

Obsidian’s first office for early adopters of Open Source and talent.

1997
1997

Obsidian’s first commercial Linux Install for Nando’s.

1999
1999

Partnership with Red Hat’s first Enterprise-ready product and certified training.

2001
2001

Obsidian’s Friday ‘Sanity Days’ begin at Bosbok and Kelly road offices.

2003
2003

Obsidian in the spotlight at the LinuxConf at the Sandton Convention Centre.

2014
2014

Partnership with GuruHut resulted in true collaboration and SmarterTeams.

2015
2015

Partnership with Autumn Leaf and Hadoop kickstarted SmarterData.

2016
2016

SmarterCode is becoming a critical function.

2017
2017

SmarterCompute brings hybrid IT and infrastructure to the forefront.

2019
2019

RadixTrie and the Obsidians Group Do IT Smarter.

Mission Statement

Obsidian-Core-Values

Profit beyond the bottom line. We strive to ensure that with every interaction with Obsidian Systems, our clients, partners, community, employees and the company profits from it.

Core Values

Passion is what fuels us. Respect is what we earn. Openness is what we share. Family is what makes us special. Integrity is what we stand for. Trust is what we gain.

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