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Fun With GitOps – ArgoCD + Tekton By Julian Gericke

April 12 2022

Charl Barkhuizen

LSD accelerates cloud native adoption with Snyk and Rancher

May 4 2021

Charl Barkhuizen

“Elastic Cloud on Kubernetes (ECK) for cloud native deployments” with Mark Billett and Doug Moll

November 26 2020

Charl Barkhuizen

“Developing a culture of curiosity and self-directed learning” by Celeste Swart (Bold Curiosity)

November 25 2020

Charl Barkhuizen

5 Myths About Starting A Software-As-A-Service Business In South Africa By Annette Muller

August 12 2020

Charl Barkhuizen

The LSD Cloud Native Story and an intro to Google Anthos with Deon Stroebel, Sizwe Mabanga And Julian Gericke

August 6 2020

Charl Barkhuizen


2021 In Review: A Message From LSD

December 20 2021

Charl Barkhuizen

It’s been a year! We hope that you’re doing okay and keeping safe and that there’s some time off on the cards for you over the festive season. Before you unplug and go off the grid, we’d like to take a moment to look back at LSD’s year with you. Since our departure from EOH last year, […]

Ansible – Solving my Documentation Pet Peeve

September 13 2021

Charl Barkhuizen

As a DevOps engineer,  I find myself far more comfortable iterating over lists or writing conditional statements than finding fancy words to document my code. Since Ansible is designed to be easy to read and understand, you can almost get away without documenting anything…except ‘Variables’. As with any code, there are best practices that make […]

My Journey with LSD

August 11 2021

Amor Pienaar

I remember my first interview with LSD IT in April 2015 – I was sitting in the boardroom waiting for our CEO at that time, the dear and beloved Sven Lesicnik, to finish an important call with one of our clients. As I was working in a typical corporate environment at that time, I was […]

Observability: Cloud-Native Deep Distributed Systems Insight With LSDobserve

July 23 2021

Mark Billett

INTRODUCTION Modern problems require modern solutions. Just a few years ago we noticed a trickle of interest from our clients in moving their old development and deployment methodologies to something more agile, something more modern, something more cloudy. We jumped on the containerisation bullet-train early on and have now become an expert in the field […]

Configuring Active Directory Authentication For Rancher 2.5.X

July 6 2021

Zak McGregor

RANCHER CONFIG FOR AD PRE-REQUISITES Rancher allows several auth mechanisms to be used to authenticate users of the cluster. One of the more tricky to set up options is the Microsoft Active Directory auth provider, due to some opaque options. Firstly, you’ll need a low-privilege account in your Active Directory (AD) that can list users […]

Why Every Line of Code You Write Should Be Under Version Control

June 15 2021

Seagyn Davis

There was a time in my career when I did not use any form of version control. Well, actually, I did. I basically copied the folder I was working on and appended a date to it. I survived and chances are that if you do the same so will you. However, when I finally made […]


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