As cloud-based infrastructure transforms industries worldwide, so the demand grows for application migration from on-premise into Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.
Long standing customer of Tier 2, Motability Operations (MO) – the largest vehicle finance organisation in the UK – approached us to do just that.
Tier 2 Consulting, the UK’s first Red Hat Premier Middleware Partner and OpenShift specialists, managed and delivered this year-long replatforming project, when MO made the strategic decision to move their IT infrastructure to a cloud based approach – giving them the opportunity to move away from a legacy data centre, and modernize their applications.
The project was a huge undertaking, embarking on a programme of migrating data and applications out of their data centres and onto Amazon Web Services (AWS), with at least one aligned release per month. With box ticks including delivering the project on time and within budget, it was viewed as a success from all sides.
Having worked closely with MO since 2014, Tier 2 were instrumental in building MO’s first integrations based on Red Hat Fuse, from designing MO’s initial Fuse implementation, to providing technical training with a set of integration best practices.
With Tier 2’s knowledge of MO’s environment, along with Red Hat Fuse expertise and formally recognised Red Hat OpenShift skills, Tier 2 was ideally placed to plan, manage and execute the work.
"Tier 2 delivered to our timescale within budget, upgraded our Fuse, and as a result of this we now have a cost of deployment that’s been reduced, and we can deploy code a lot quicker than we could before. The project was far more than a lift and shift – we have this code now that will be with us for many, many years. "We trust Tier 2 as a partner, and they’re great technically: they are our ‘go-to’ for this."
- Rob Debaes, Implementation Manager, MO
Helping organisations deliver cloud-native solutions in OpenShift
The experts at Tier 2 Consulting are one of a handful of Container Platform Specialists in Europe. We provide a number of services around OpenShift – from migrating existing on-premise applications, to making the best use of cloud-native technologies and techniques.
"The re-platforming project with MO is an ideal combination of our skills and expertise. This is exactly what we’re about – how to use Red Hat Middleware and OpenShift together."
- Andy Kennedy, Managing Director, Tier 2 Consulting
Are you looking to migrate to the cloud?
At Tier 2, we make extensive use of modern software architectures, adopting processes optimised for agility and automation. As a way of building new applications - and modernising existing applications - we make extensive use of cloud-native techniques, including microservices, containers, and DevOps processes.