IBM acquires Red Hat for $34 billion

29th November 2018

At the end of October 2018, tech giant IBM made a surprise move and purchased open-source software vendor Red Hat for 34 billion USD. This is the largest deal IBM have made in their 107-year history as well as the second largest tech acquisition of all time! This week we look at what the future […]

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Red Hat: Taking a look at the latest OpenShift technology

23rd November 2018

  Red Hat announced the introduction of their latest OpenShift technology to the public in October: the OpenShift Container Platform 3.11 update and release of the Red Hat OpenShift Container Engine. The release of the OpenShift Container Engine has piqued the interest of many in the Red Hat community keen to know what the difference […]

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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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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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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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