Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 25 - Page 13

Obsidian confirms platinum sponsorship of DevConf ZA 2019 Redstor adds clout to ITWeb Cloud Summit 2019 O bsidian Systems, a leading provider of Open Source technology, has confirmed its platinum sponsorship of DevConf ZA 2019. The event, taking place in Cape Town on March 26 and Johannesburg on March 28, has been organised to provide software developers with the tools, practices and principles required to address existing and emerging challenges within the South African software development environment. It is an established forum to empower software developers with insight into the latest technologies and trends, as well as pragmatic advice on how best to handle the challenges of working in large enterprise systems. He will provide visitors to the Forum in Bryanston, Johannesburg an insight into a new way of tracking, storing and accessing data across multiple devices, applications and platforms on February 12. With 90% of the world’s data generated in the last two years and many forward-thinking enterprises migrating workloads to the public cloud, companies face ever-increasing challenges to guard against security incidents, data breaches and hardware failures. Among the speakers lined up for the event is Clifford de Wit, CTO and co-founder of Dexterity Digital, a new digital business within the Metrofile group. He will present on the age of the modern developer. Karl Fisher, DevOps lead at Obsidian Systems, will present a discussion at the event entitled ‘Where Test-driven development and infrastructure as code have a love child’. “Using test-driven techniques, we can create and implement reliable, repeatable infrastructure,” said Fischer. Topics on the agenda include cloud, the art of developer maintenance, mob programming and programming for accessibility. For more information, visit Danie Marais, Director of Product Management,at Redstor “Together with delegates, we will look at what an on-demand world for data management looks like in the future and how businesses will need to adapt to keep up,” said Marais. R edstor, sponsors at ITWeb Cloud Summit 2019, will highlight how technology developed in South Africa is revolutionising the way businesses are managing their data. “Our message to the market – and part of the reason why we have added our support to this event – is to remind businesses that the future may be closer than they think. Danie Marais, Redstor’s Director of Product Management, will explain why organisations with sprawling complex estates can now discover, manage and protect all their data with confidence – and in real time. “We are proud to be associated with the summit and we look forward to engaging with the market on issues that are prevalent in this space, and that continue to impact operations as cloud and big data analytics takes root.” n INTELLIGENTCIO 13