Tier 2 Consulting on ‘Cloud 9’ with new Crown Commercial Supplier status


Stevenage-based 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.

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Tier 2 Consulting is now a Crown Commercial Supplier (CCS) within Cloud Support on the Digital Marketplace, where buyers can find cloud support services to help them set up and maintain cloud software and PaaS solutions.

Commenting on their new status as a CCS and inclusion on the G-Cloud 9 platform, Tier 2 Managing Director Andy Kennedy said “OpenShift integrates all of the architecture, processes, platforms, and services needed to empower development and operations teams. As the UK's only Red Hat Premier Middleware Partner we are delighted to be supporting OpenShift on G-Cloud 9 and look forward to helping organisations exploit OpenShift's capabilities to create the ideal cloud computing service tailored for applications, integration or mobile.

"The Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform Design and Implementation Consultancy services can be used by organisations across the UK public sector including central government, local government, health, education, devolved administrations, emergency services, defence and not-for-profit organisations.”

Support and technical consulting will be offered in two formats:

Firstly, through a series of workshops with customer developer and operations teams, Tier 2 identifies and documents a set of requirements (both functional and non-functional). The team uses these requirements to determine an appropriate OpenShift installation and a detailed plan for its implementation.

Alternatively, clients can choose to take part on the Tier 2 OpenShift Kickstarter Program, where clients get invaluable hands-on expertise developing containerised applications in a live cloud environment, building developer pipelines to show multifunctional teams how Devops and container management are the enablers to commercial success.

Full details of the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform Design and Implementation Consultancy services offered by Tier 2 can be found on the Digital Marketplace.

About Tier 2 Consulting

Tier 2 Consulting is the only dedicated Red Hat Premier Middleware Partner supporting clients across the UK & Ireland. We help organisations implement OpenShift to accelerate application delivery with agile and DevOps methodologies.

Based in the Business & Technology Centre in Stevenage, our application development teams work in partnership with clients to develop advanced web and mobile applications, middleware solutions and custom software built to JEE and industry standard frameworks using agile processes based on the SCRUM methodology.

We partner growth businesses across a range of sectors, with the quality of our services evidenced by the number of long-standing clients, including GlaxoSmithKline, King’s College London, Suzuki GB, Move with Us, Motability Operations, Wolseley, EDMI and BMW Alphabet.

For more information about Tier 2 Consulting and our OpenShift services please contact Chris Ellis, Head of Marketing and New Business via cellis@tier2consulting.com

About Crown Commercial Services

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has brought together Government’s central commercial capability into a single organisation, amalgamating Government Procurement Service with other commercial teams from the Cabinet Office and central government departments. CCS is an executive agency of the Cabinet Office and operates as a trading fund under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973.

Their remit is to work with both departments and organisations across the whole of the public sector to ensure maximum value is extracted from every commercial relationship and improve the quality of service delivery.

The CCS goal is to become the “go-to” place for expert commercial and procurement services.

With both service delivery and advisory capability, services include contract management and supplier performance management to ensure that the Government acts as a true, single customer; freeing up individual organisations to focus their procurement expertise on what is unique to them.



Tier 2 Consulting is a team of expert software developers, who deliver custom software using an agile, cloud-native approach. Tier 2 works in partnership with customers to understand their business challenges, and deliver solutions using modern, open-source technology.

Tier 2 is the UK & Ireland’s first Red Hat Premier Middleware Partner, an award based solely on accredited skills and experience. We are also one of the first partners in the UK to be awarded the Container Platform Specialism, recognising our expertise in RedHat’s OpenShift.

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