Integration

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RED HAT FUSE INTEGRATION

Red Hat® Fuse is a lightweight, flexible integration platform that enables rapid software integration across the extended enterprise—on-premise or in the cloud. Red Hat® Fuse includes modular integration capabilities, a new style enterprise service bus (ESB), to unlock information. Through this agile integration functionality, you’re free to connect your systems, apps, and technologies in whatever way works best for you. Click here for further details.

Why do we need JBoss Fuse and what is it used for?

The way in which the Tier 2 Consulting team provide software services has changed in order to meet advances and subsequent challenges for businesses posed by the ever-developing IT environment.

The internet allows businesses to have more distributed systems location-wise, while mobile devices have changed the way that we use internet services. JBoss Fuse is a lightweight enterprise service bus (ESB) that supports the integration of a wide array of platforms and protocols. It’s extremely flexible in its capabilities and allows you to intelligently integrate all of your systems, whether they’re locally hosted or in the cloud.

JBoss Fuse is a comprehensive and efficient solution that connects disparate applications and services. In the complicated IT environment of today, companies often use multiple applications to store, process and use company data. In many cases the output and protocols that these applications use are different. In order to integrate these applications, we would need them to ‘talk to each other’. Integrating all of them one by one would be a very complex and extremely time consuming job. Using JBoss Fuse allows us to move away from these complex solutions, makes maintaining the applications much easier and avoids problems like duplicated code. It also provides us with the freedom to convert from one protocol to another, transfer data from one to another and maintain control and security over our applications which is very important for businesses today.

Overview of JBoss Fuse and Tier 2’s JBoss Consulting Service

JBoss Fuse facilitates:

  • Control routing of message exchange between services
  • Transform and map data
  • Communicate between service components and support multiple protocols
  • Maintain version control and security

Whether you’re facing problems with your enterprise or a middleware-based project has gone wrong, Tier 2 consultants are here to help your team to fix it. The quality of ours services is evidenced through long-standing clients such as Suzuki GB, Alphabet GB (BMW), King’s College London, Simplify Group, Motability Operations Ltd, EDMI and Wolseley UK.

Tier 2 offers Cloud Software Support and technical services around the Red Hat OpenShift Container Management Platform (Paas) on the G-Cloud 9 procurement portal. We also provide custom application development for web, mobile and enterprise integrations to clients across a range of industry sectors. We have particular expertise in the compliant driven worlds of finance and pharmaceuticals, where our regulatory knowledge adds significant value to the project teams we work with in these environments.

CLIENT TESIMONIALS:

Tier 2 Consulting has extensive experience working on Red Hat® Fuse enterprise integration projects – from architecting to design, development, test and implementation, our JBoss Fuse integration services are second to none.

If you feel that your business would benefit from JBoss Fuse integration, contact Tier 2 today.

Working on JBoss Fuse and EAP projects, Tier 2 have played a key role in defining the architecture, skilling up the project teams, instilling best practices and providing ongoing assurance. Their support is flexible, targeted to our needs and always very professional.

Charles Illingworth, Development Team Lead, Motability Operations Ltd

JBoss Fuse Success Stories:

Red Hat® JBoss® Fuse architecture, design and implementation – Automotive Lease Management

Tier 2 provided architecture, design and development experience to assist in the integration of a new lease management system with existing legacy systems for the UK’s biggest car leasing company – Motability Operations Ltd. Delivered in a Fabric (clustered) configuration to provide high levels of performance and resilience, the solution makes extensive use of out-of-the-box Camel endpoints for JMS, web service, and database integrations, with the addition of a custom endpoints for document management integration. Tier 2 also facilitated knowledge transfer and mentoring whilst on site.

Technologies Used

  • Red Hat® JBoss® Fuse (Fabric)
  • Camel
  • JMS

Enterprise integration for global smart meter manufacturer

As part of the UK Governments’ smart meter program, EDMI Europe won a contract to supply communication hub devices and service management to a major communications service provider, supporting secure data transfer between smart meters, in-home display devices, and utilities providers.As a result, EDMI needed to enhance its IT capabilities to track forward logistics in its supply chain, generate related contractual reports and build a triage service to process devices that are reported as faulty to determine whether there is a true fault on a device, identify the responsible parties and define next steps.Red Hat® JBoss® Fuse is used extensively for:

  • Integration with Salesforce order management system via web services
  • Integration with customer’s File Transfer Protocol (FTP) servers and MySQL database.
  • Integration with the EDMI forward logistics database, an FTP server and a separate testing system
  • Combining database information and integrating with an IBM rules engine.

WHO WE WORK WITH

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Established in 2002, the quality of our work is evidenced by the stature of our long-standing clients, which include The Scouts Association, King’s College London, Suzuki GB, Simplify Group, Motability Operations Ltd, EDMI, Wolseley UK and Alphabet GB (BMW).

Tier 2 provides custom application development for web, mobile and enterprise integrations to clients across a range of industry sectors. We have particular expertise in the compliant driven worlds of finance and pharmaceuticals, where our regulatory knowledge adds significant value to the project teams we work with in these environments.

Tier 2 now offers Cloud Software Support and technical services around the Red Hat OpenShift Container Management Platform (PaaS) on the G-Cloud 9 procurement portal.

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