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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That’s a Load Off – Web Tier Load Balancing in EAP 6

9th March 2015

In my last blog post, I talked about setting up a cluster of JBoss EAP 6 servers.  Now, to get the real benefit of clustering a web application, I want to talk about setting up web-tier load balancing. What is it? Without wishing to be Sybil Fawlty on Mastermind (specialist subject: the bleeding obvious), web-tier […]

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Join us at the Red Hat Middleware Day – London – 29 January

22nd January 2015

Join Tier 2 Consulting and Red Hat in London to see how having the right middleware in place lets you harness data from across the business and transform it at speed into actionable information. The day looks at middleware from both a business and a technical perspective and will explore: Red Hat JBoss Fuse – […]

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Tier 2 Consulting duo take top two slots (again!) in Red Hat EMEA Trainer of the Year Awards

18th November 2014

We are delighted to share with you news that Senior Middleware Consultant Ian Page has been voted Red Hat JBoss Middleware Trainer of the Year in the EMEA region for 2014, with John Cornforth coming in second. This reverses last year’s voting which saw John take the top spot with Ian ranked second. We are […]

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Read all about us! Tier 2 Consulting feature in the IT Europa Red Hat partner program review

6th November 2014

As a Red Hat Premier Business Partner for Middleware Solutions we enjoy a close working relationship with the Red Hat EMEA sales and marketing team. As such we were delighted to contribute to the IT Europa special report on the new Red Hat Partner Program 3.0 which was released online this week. Click on the […]

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Tier 2 sponsorship supports The Brompton Foundation.

18th September 2014

Tier 2 Consulting has been active in support of the Brompton Fountain this month, sponsoring a team from CMS Distribution who took part in the ‘Do it For Charity’ London 2 Brighton bike ride. A not insignificant 54 miles of South Downs (and significant ups – the Ditchling Beacon!) were eaten up by Steve Yeoland […]

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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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Delivering JBoss Enterprise Middleware expertise across the globe

18th March 2014

The first quarter of 2014 has turned into something of a travelogue for Tier 2 Consultants and the ripples of our JBoss work have spread across several continents. Working outwards from our Stevenage base we’ve been busy with a longstanding client in Hertford, as well as renewing our commitment to supporting talent of the future […]

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Tier 2 Consulting set to reward university talent in 2014

11th March 2014

Tier 2 Consulting is delighted to announced the continuation of our unique partnership with the University of Hertfordshire – as an official module sponsor of the School of Computer Science. In addition to delivering a number of course lectures, Tier 2 will once again be presenting a cash prize to a winning team of students submitting work in the […]

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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 consultant achieves Red Hat Delivery Specialist accreditation

27th November 2013

We are delighted to announce that Gurjeet Reyatt, a key member of our JBoss Middleware Consulting team, has been awarded the Red Hat Delivery Specialist – Business Process Automation accreditation. This award requires comprehensive, applied knowledge and a deep understanding of Red Hat JBoss solutions – specifically JBoss Business Rules Management System (BRMS). Tier 2 […]

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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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Prizes awarded in University of Hertfordshire Software Development Exercise

6th June 2013

In December 2012 Tier 2 announced a unique partnership with the University of Hertfordshire – as an official module sponsor of the School of Computer Science.  We wanted to help promote ‘real world’ development skills with the learning environment. That module has now been completed, and we were delighted to have been invited to award the prizes to the […]

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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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Understanding Modules in JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6

2nd April 2013

Ian Page, Senior Consultant at Tier 2 Consulting, guides us through the creation and deployment of a JBoss module, and reasons for doing so. JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 uses a completely new class loading system, based on modules.  All of the JBoss application server functionality is based on modules, but how can you write […]

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JBoss Enterprise Middleware – Free Technical Workshop – London – 14th March 2013

14th February 2013

In this FREE technical workshop on Thursday 14th March, at Red Hat’s London office, you will discover how Tier 2 Consulting can help you improve the technical and business functions within your organisation, with JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Learn about the core products within the portfolio, and see how Kings College London and Evident Legal have successfully used JBoss Enterprise Middleware. A Red Hat Solutions Architect will be […]

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