Get a Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite PoC via our Kickstarter Program

7th March 2018

Making a choice of which Business Process Management technology (BPM) is right for your business is not easy and conducting research in a way that shows project teams how to build sophisticated business automation solutions can be a challenge. As a result, Tier 2 Consulting has created the BPM Kickstarter Program to offer clients a […]

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[webinar] Get under the bonnet of Business Process Management (BPM)

23rd January 2018

Today’s business environment is changing more rapidly than ever. To succeed, your business has to be agile. It must respond quickly as markets, customer needs and regulations change. Business process management (BPM) with rule-driven applications is key to making that happen. Red Hat® JBoss® BPM Suite can help your organisation be successful in your transformation […]

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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