Is your enterprise IT at the crossroads?

23rd November 2017

There is a wholesale cultural and technological shift taking place in enterprise IT. Companies are waking up to the reality that they can no longer let legacy systems dictate the pace of change needed to remain competitive. CTOs, CIOs and IT Managers are no longer seen as heading up expensive cost centers. They are the […]

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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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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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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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Red Hat JBoss Fuse – community to enterprise considerations

1st August 2016

Red Hat® JBoss® Fuse Red Hat® JBoss® Fuse is an open source enterprise service bus (ESB) that connects disparate applications, services, and devices for comprehensive and efficient solutions. JBoss Fuse includes the popular and versatile Apache Camel project, an implementation of the most commonly used enterprise integration patterns. With over 150 connectors ready to use, […]

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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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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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Tier 2 Consulting rewarded for its collaborative approach.

27th October 2015

Now in its seventh year, the Red Hat EMEA Partner Awards recognise the achievements partners have brought to the Red Hat ecosystem over the year and their ongoing commitment to further develop open source technology. Winners are recognised across a number of categories and Red Hat’s belief in nurturing strong partnerships inspired this year’s ‘Stronger […]

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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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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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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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Tier 2 sponsors London leg of Red Hat EMEA Forum

13th May 2014

Tier 2 Consulting are delighted to announce that we are an official sponsor of the London leg of the Red Hat EMEA Forum – arriving in the UK on the 19th June at the Mermaid Theatre near Blackfriars. We’re looking forward to revealing exciting news about our partnership status with Red Hat EMEA and meeting […]

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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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