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Watch: LSD, VMware and Axiz talk Tanzu at the Prison Break Market

January 6 2023

Charl Barkhuizen

LSD x Red Hat: Scaling to Meet Customer Demand and Security with Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus

December 1 2022

Charl Barkhuizen

LSD x Red Hat: Helping Businesses to Innovate at Speed

October 21 2022

Charl Barkhuizen

LSD and Red Hat – What Matters To Us Is The People We Work With

October 21 2022

Charl Barkhuizen

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


LSD Stimulus Package

March 12 2021

Stefan Lesicnik

Our vision at LSD is to make the world more OPEN. We work and play with some of the best people, who we really care for. LSD recently acquired Bitcoin for our corporate balance sheet. This is great for the company, but I really want to ensure that our people also have some crypto exposure, as I […]

“Run PHP and Composer commands via Docker” via

February 24 2021

Seagyn Davis

Seagyn Davis joined LSD OPEN’s technical team in 2021 and contribution has already been felt. Seagyn also has his own blog on which he publishes mostly technical pieces, which we’ll feature here on the LSD People Blog from time to time. Here’s an excerpt from the post, and you can read more on his blog […]

LSD Invests 2M ZAR in Bitcoin

February 12 2021

Stefan Lesicnik

On the 4th January the LSD OPEN (LSD) board approved a spend of reserve capital, an initial 1M ZAR bitcoin purchase and another 1M ZAR purchase over the following two weeks for an average price of R510,000 per bitcoin. We worked with Bitfund ( to acquire and safely hold our position. Our vision is to […]

GKE Mixed TCP/UDP Loadbalancer

November 20 2020

Stefan Lesicnik

Recently I’ve been experimenting with Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) and in particular the ingress from external to the GKE cluster. There are essentially 3 network options, fairly well described. ClusterIP (service exposed internally to cluster) NodePort (port opened and mapped on the node) LoadBalancer (external IP created and forwarded to application. This can both be […]

Rancher Labs has been acquired by SUSE

July 9 2020

Deon Stroebel

If you are surprised after reading that headline, you are not alone. This is big industry news, and I personally think there will be a couple of mixed feelings about this one. Similar to the IBM/Red Hat acquisition, people all over are wondering what they can expect from this change. Let’s unpack the story together […]

OpenInsight: Neil White on Leading a Technical Team during COVID-19

June 22 2020

Neil White

COVID-19 provided some unique challenges to businesses, including LSD It was a pandemic in far-off places for a short while but in March 2020, COVID-19 made landfall in South Africa, forcing the country into lockdown. The way our world used to work is gone for now, where simple functions like on-site technical support or customer […]


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