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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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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