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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The advantages of Red Hat certification when building complex IT solutions

18th October 2016

    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 UK’s largest […]

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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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Tier 2 Consulting builds on its Premier Partnership with Red Hat

17th June 2016

We are delighted to announce the continuation of our Red Hat Premier Partner accreditation – which maintains Tier 2’s position within the partner ecosystem as the only Middleware Solutions Premier Partner in the UK & Ireland. Our focus on Red Hat JBoss Middleware solutions and the subscription support provided to new and longstanding clients is […]

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Developing Custom Software in a Regulated Environment

1st June 2016

21 CFR Part 11 / Computer System Validation Tier 2 has significant experience of implementing systems to comply with the FDA’s 21 CFR Part 11, of which Computer System Validation (CSV) is one key part.  ‘Computer System Validation’, in summary is the documented process of ensuring that a system does what it is designed to […]

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Search Consultancy selects Tier 2 ARENA to aid contract management and reporting

16th May 2016

Search Consultancy first opened for business in Glasgow in 1987, shortly followed by offices in Edinburgh and Dunfermline. From 2000 onwards the business spread south of the border to Manchester and Crawley and is now established as a nationwide recruitment company with 13 offices, a turnover in excess of £156 million and over 600 employees. […]

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Tier 2 showcased in latest IDC Partner Spotlight

25th January 2016

  Today sees the publication of a specially commissioned Partner Spotlight (sponsored by Red Hat) looking at Innovative Approaches to Partner Transformation. The new Red Hat sponsored spotlight highlights the innovative approach taken by Tier 2 Consulting in a revolutionary Partner-to-Partner (P2P) initiative, where complementing skills from three separate Red Hat partners are blended across […]

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Managing middleware just got a whole lot easier

14th December 2015

As 2016 approaches and your operational reviews focus on how to “do more for less”, we thought you’d be interested to know that all new Red Hat JBoss Middleware subscriptions and renewals now include the Red Hat® JBoss® Operations Network (JON) as standard. This includes the Red Hat® Enterprise Application Platform (EAP), Fuse ESB and the […]

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Helping Lloyd’s of London with its compliance procedures.

7th December 2015

Managing financial crime risk is an important compliance consideration for an insurer, particularly when delegating its underwriting authority.  Within the Lloyd’s Market those entities delegated authority by managing agents are known as Coverholders and are required to understand the anti-financial crime obligations that apply to them and those on behalf of whom they underwrite; and […]

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Secure web portal for 14M Genomics

16th November 2015

14M Genomics is a cancer diagnostic company, based in Cambridge UK and working in partnership with The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, to enrich the understanding of the role of cancer genes in the biology of disease. In March 2015, 14M Genomics (14MG) and the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) announced a […]

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Tier 2 Consulting rewarded for its collaborative approach.

27th October 2015

Now in its seventh year, the Red Hat EMEA Partner Awards recognise the achievements partners have brought to the Red Hat ecosystem over the year and their ongoing commitment to further develop open source technology. Winners are recognised across a number of categories and Red Hat’s belief in nurturing strong partnerships inspired this year’s ‘Stronger […]

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Tier 2 to run Red Hat JBoss EAP technical workshop – Manchester, 5th November 2015

23rd October 2015

Join Tier 2 Consulting and Red Hat® on Thursday 5th November to discover the significant performance and cost benefits for migrating your applications to Red Hat JBoss® Enterprise Application Platform. This Technical Workshop will give you a first-hand look at the capabilities of Red Hat’s open source application platform for highly transactional Java applications; and […]

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Oh No – it’s SSL!

12th October 2015

You always fear what you don’t understand. That’s why SSL is so scary: because no-one understands it. I often think that’s the secret of its success – it’s so scary, no-one goes near it, therefore it remains a mystery, therefore it remains secure. And yet everybody uses it, most of us really need it, and […]

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HornetQ Clusters – Not a Breakfast Cereal

1st September 2015

In my last couple of blog posts, I showed you how to set up a cluster of JBoss EAP 6 servers, and how to use Apache to load balance a web application. We’re now going to look at a more exotic case of clustering: how do we cluster the HornetQ message broker? Why? There are […]

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