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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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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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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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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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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Still the only Red Hat Middleware Solutions Premier Partner in the UK and Ireland

9th June 2015

Last month saw the renewal of our Premier Partner accreditation – making Tier 2 Consulting the first and still the only Middleware Solutions Premier Partner in the UK & Ireland for Red Hat. This is pleasing on two fronts – firstly it reinforces our status as the go-to Red Hat Partner for middleware solutions in […]

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Assignment Overview – EAP6 Administration ‘Kick-start’

16th September 2014

Main drivers: migration from Glassfish to JBoss EAP. Key Objectives: to design and deliver an EAP 6 administration “Starter Package” consisting of example configurations and an on-site knowledge transfer session for advanced (i.e. solution architect-level) users.   Assignment Details The specific requirements were graded into categories of MUST, SHOULD and COULD, as follows: MUST: Base […]

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Assignment Overview – EAP6 Remote Management Scripting

Main drivers: to consolidate the management of all application server environments into a single centralized tool. Key objectives: to create a form of remote management for starting and stopping JBoss instances and components (mainly Message Driven Beans). Assignment details: preference was for this to be in the form of either CLI commands/scripts or REST api […]

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JBoss EAP6 – Cluster Headaches

2nd September 2014

Whenever we get into the realms of production deployments on JBoss, people always talk about clustering. To some, it can be a scary topic, but in actual fact it’s pretty easy to set up in EAP 6.x – most of the configuration is out-of-the-box. There are, of course, some myths, misconceptions and pitfalls that you […]

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Mutually rewarding partnerships

31st July 2014

Last week we received our new Red Hat Premier Middleware Business Partner logo for use across our marketing communication materials. It’s fair to say that in general terms, many resellers and integrators don’t do themselves any favours with a culture of ‘badge collecting’ – spurred on by vendors keen to have an army of ‘experts’ […]

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What we heard at the Red Hat Forum last month

1st July 2014

The UK leg of the Red Hat Forum rolled into London last month (19th June), taking over the Mermaid Theatre & Conference Centre near Blackfriars Bridge. Over 500 delegates gathered for keynotes and product insights from the senior management teams and Forum sponsors. Tier 2 Consulting chose the Forum to announce our Premier Middleware Partner […]

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Tier 2 Consulting becomes the first Red Hat Premier Middleware Partner

30th May 2014

We are delighted to announce that Tier 2 Consulting has become the first Premier JBoss Middleware Business Partner for the UK and Ireland, achieving the highest Red Hat partner accreditation possible. This accreditation demonstrates Tier 2’s proven capabilities in working with its clients to improve business processes, innovate faster and deliver more for less. When […]

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JBoss Community or JBoss Enterprise

27th March 2014

Here’s a useful 2 minute video on some of the decision making considerations around Community V Enterprise. http://www.redhat.com/resourcelibrary/videos/jboss-community-or-enterprise-video

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Tier 2 duo voted top trainers in Red Hat JBoss Middleware

24th February 2014

As  the UK and Ireland’s only dedicated Red Hat Advanced Middleware Partner supporting enterprise and community users of Red Hat JBoss Middleware, we are thrilled that our expertise has been recognised with a brace of training awards from the Red Hat EMEA Training team. Two of our leading JBoss consultants, both Certified JBoss Application Administrators, […]

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Time to light the Fuse

13th February 2014

As a JBoss Advanced Business Partner, we’re looking forward to delivering a number of Red Hat JBoss Fuse projects this year and wanted to share a couple of educational videos with you, taken from a Fuse Meetup day held in Norway recently. Red Hat® JBoss® Fuse is an open source enterprise service bus (ESB). The […]

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Jan 7th 2014 – Tier 2 speaking at Lloyds Technology Thought Leadership Session

17th December 2013

If you are involved in contract-class document assembly in the insurance / reinsurance markets you’ll be interested to attend a free seminar hosted by Lloyds Corporation, taking place in the old Library in the Lloyds Building on January 7th. Andy Kennedy from Tier 2 Consulting, and Martin Kett from Exari, will be presenting ‘Smartforms’ and […]

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Tier 2 helps Lloyd’s of London deliver “SmartForms” initiative

11th September 2013

Lloyd’s – the world’s leading specialist insurance market – has released SmartForms, providing insurance brokers with a platform to capture data and create an MRC (Market Reform Contract) wherever they are.  As a result of using the solution, the broker will have access to a document in a format they require (Word, PDF etc.) as well […]

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Module Dependencies in JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6

13th June 2013

In this second article on JBoss modules, Ian Page, Senior Consultant at Tier 2 Consulting, takes a closer look at module dependencies. Last time you saw how JBoss treats a deployment (in that case, a JAR file) as a module, and how you could create a dependency on it.  In this article I’ll cover some […]

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JBoss Consultant required to join our growing middleware team

30th May 2013

As a Red Hat / JBoss Advanced Partner, Tier 2 has built a reputation for delivering high-quality applications and consultancy services around the JBoss Enterprise platform, the middleware provided by Red Hat, the world’s most trusted provider of Open Source and Linux technology. We are now seeking a senior middleware developer / JBoss specialist to […]

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The JBoss Application Server, JBoss AS, is now called Wildfly!

2nd May 2013

Why ?  JBoss AS was renamed to reduce confusion between the JBoss Application Server project, the JBoss Community and the Red Hat JBoss product line.When the JBoss Application Server project was launched in 1999, no one would have ever guessed at how successful the project would become. Today, JBoss represents one of the finest Java […]

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