On balance, Red Hat 3Scale API Management looks to us like an API leader

11th October 2017

Last month we issued a couple of day passes to colleagues from the technical team, to attend a Red Hat training course on Red Hat 3Scale API Management, Red Hat’s API management offering. This post is penned by Tier 2 Middleware Consultant David Norris, who rounds up his findings with a balanced scorecard approach. Fresh […]

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Enlightenment from the Red Hat EMEA Partner Conference

26th June 2017

  Last week I was a delegate at the Red Hat EMEA Partner Conference in Frankfurt, spending quality time with senior Red Hat product managers, marketing VPs and fellow partners from across the region. Three days of visioning, tech updates, product roadmaps, knowledge sharing and contextualising the changing face of enterprise IT. And what change […]

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PRESS RELEASE: AMMEON AND TIER 2 CONSULTING DRIVE GREATER IT AGILITY WITH RED HAT PRODUCT SUITE

5th June 2017

In a move which directly reflects the changing face of enterprise IT, two of Red Hat’s most accomplished partners in the UK have agreed to partner to support client engagements. 5 June 2017, LONDON – Ammeon, a leading IT transformation company and Tier 2 Consulting, Red Hat’s Premier Middleware Partner for the UK & Ireland, […]

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Tier 2 Consulting on ‘G-Cloud 9’ with new Crown Commercial Supplier status

1st June 2017

Tier 2 Consulting now offers Cloud Software Support and technical services around the Red Hat OpenShift Container Management Platform (PaaS) on the G-Cloud 9 procurement portal, which went live on May 22nd. Tier 2 Consulting is now a Crown Commercial Supplier (CCS) within Cloud Support on the Digital Marketplace, where buyers can find cloud support […]

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Tier 2 launch the OpenShift Kickstarter Program – apply now!

19th May 2017

        If your organisation is looking to create an agile DevOps environment to accelerate application delivery, then the OpenShift Kickstarter Program is the ideal way to explore the potential. The Red Hat OpenShift Container Management Platform utilises Docker images and Kubernetes orchestration to build, scale and manage applications in the cloud – […]

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Middleware Containers on OpenShift moves DevOps closer

4th May 2017

Many software teams are moving toward containers, albeit not at the same rate.  The organizations making the most progress are those who focus on containerizing applications mainly to take advantage of microservices and portability across public, private and hybrid clouds.  Businesses moving at a slower rate are concerned about running business-critical apps in the cloud […]

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Suite Treats – Working with Data in JBoss BPM

6th April 2017

So you’re using Red Hat’s JBoss BPM Suite to design business processes? But you don’t just want a pretty diagram: you want business processes that actually work – and work with real data! That means figuring out how to: save your process instance data in a database; pass data in and out of forms make […]

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Three years in a (premier) league of our own.

13th March 2017

    Great news – we’ve just received confirmation that our Red Hat Premier Partner status is renewed, marking three successive years as the only Middleware Solutions  Business Partner in the UK and Ireland with this level of accredited technical expertise. Having validated skills in the deployment and use of Red Hat JBoss technologies means […]

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Mobile applications – Move With Us Case Study

31st January 2017

          “Tier 2 Consulting have created mobile applications that deliver operational efficiencies, build trust and leverage our data intelligence to the benefit of all parties. These apps are a perfect example of how we continually strive to do property, properly™.”  Ben Greco, Managing Director Move With Us wanted to ‘externalise’ their […]

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New Year, new clients – same commitment to exceeding expectations

20th January 2017

Tier 2 Consulting has kicked off 2017 by netting a number of substantial projects for both existing and new clients, with formal confirmations received in the last few trading days of 2016 – always a great time of year to score. The work spans a number of technology areas and will involve long term on-site […]

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JBoss Developers are not just for Christmas

20th December 2016

Thinking about buying-in JBoss Technical Services or Consultancy skills in the New Year? Great, but here’s some reflective, festive food for thought. The Red Hat Partner Program puts validated technical skills at the heart of the process. So there is a big, tangible difference between companies you might be considering that come with little or […]

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Getting Started With OSGi Versioning

13th December 2016

One of the useful features of OSGi is the ability to have multiple versions of the same Java classes deployed in a single JVM at the same time.  This is helpful if you have multiple applications deployed that are dependent on different versions of third-party framework, or your own utility classes. You can therefore use […]

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What I Did In The Shadow – An OpenShift PoC Story

4th November 2016

Greetings. I recently had the opportunity to shadow a Red Hat consultant for a week on an OpenShift PoC for one of our customers. The objective of the PoC was to install a highly-available OpenShift v3 cluster in Amazon’s public cloud, create some sample applications, demonstrate the ability to scale those applications up and down, […]

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Driving system integration for Motability Operations Ltd

18th October 2016

Employing over 800 people, Motability Operations Ltd is responsible for the finance, administration and maintenance of the Motability Scheme under contract to the national charity established by the UK government in 1977. The Motability Scheme helps disabled people exchange mobility allowances to lease cars, scooters, or powered wheelchairs. As a result, Motability Operations is the […]

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Mitigate the risk – work with experts in bespoke software development for the insurance market.

13th September 2016

Advances in web technology have allowed the insurance industry as a whole to operate on a more professional and cost effective basis and this in turn has led to many benefits for underwriters, brokers and insurers. But not every business challenge has an ‘out of the box solution’ ready to run in simple, compliant, plug-and-play […]

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Septimus EAP

5th September 2016

Just got used to JBoss EAP 6 administration? Welcome to EAP 7! Don’t panic, it’s not a total re-write in the way that EAP 6 was. And all the basic operations of the server, the profiles, the directory structures and files, standalone and domain mode, the management console and CLI are all still there. Having […]

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Red Hat® JBoss® Fuse – An ESB for All Seasons

2nd August 2016

Middleware integration requirements vary greatly and can influence the technology used for implementation. Some requirements need centralized, large-scale service oriented architectures (SOA) that delivers integration via reliable, high-performance networks. Others require the ability to handle smaller data loads economically and efficiently using distributed deployments with more enterprise application integration (EAI) than SOA integration patterns. Red Hat® JBoss® Fuse […]

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Red Hat JBoss Fuse – community to enterprise considerations

1st August 2016

Red Hat® JBoss® Fuse Red Hat® JBoss® Fuse is an open source enterprise service bus (ESB) that connects disparate applications, services, and devices for comprehensive and efficient solutions. JBoss Fuse includes the popular and versatile Apache Camel project, an implementation of the most commonly used enterprise integration patterns. With over 150 connectors ready to use, […]

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Tier 2 gets under the bonnet (and inside the containers) of Red Hat OpenShift

27th July 2016

  With the recent release of Red Hat’s OpenShift Container Platform v3, Tier 2 puts the important questions (like “what is it and what does it do?”) to Red Hat Senior Solutions Architect, Ian Lawson: What on earth is a ‘Container’? A Container is a slice of the Operating System. Put simply it is a secure, self-contained and sandboxed […]

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JBoss EAP 7 – now fully Java EE7 Certified.

28th June 2016

If you are running EE 7 applications unsupported on WildFly, you’ll be interested to know that JBoss EAP 7 has recently been fully Java EE 7 certified. Which also gives clients using a (more expensive) supported EE7 container the option to migrate on to Red Hat JBoss EAP 7. The business value of JBoss EAP […]

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