middleware experts

Founded by Steve Millidge in 2002, c2b2 has established itself as the UK’s leading provider of independent middleware support and consultancy solutions to clients using both commercial and unsupported open source Red Hat, Oracle and Apache middleware products and technologies.

Working with clients from across the world and in industries as diverse as banking, healthcare and education, we’ve built an enviable reputation for our expertise across the whole spectrum of Java EE middleware, from commercial products such as WebLogic, JBoss EAP, JBoss Fuse and SOA Suite, to open source middleware including WildFly, GlassFish, and Tomcat.

Committed to independent consultancy, we’re proud of our ability to work with and deliver solutions not only from the very best middleware vendors, but also from the best cloud hosting partners in Amazon Web Services - as well as a host of DevOps, Containerization and Microservices technology providers.

As an in-house and UK-based team, we excel at identifying our customers’ needs - we understand their business operations, we know the challenges they face, and we only propose the most effective and appropriate middleware solutions.

Our range of expertise covers the whole middleware project lifecycle, from architecture and design services including proof-of-concept and system architecture, through implementation specialisms such as deployment architecture, build automation, and environment configuration, to a full suite of operational services including performance tuning, configuration reviews, troubleshooting and monitoring.

Our Approach

Using proven best-practice middleware methodologies, and contemporary engineering approaches such as microservices architecture, containerization, continuous delivery and automation, our team specialize across the entire DevOps arena - combining decades of experience with a genuine engagement with our clients’ business needs.

As Java enthusiasts, the c2b2 team has always been highly visible in the middleware community, regularly speaking at industry events across the globe, including JavaOne, UKOUG, Devoxx and Jaxx. Since 2011, we have also organised and sponsored the London JBoss User Group (JBUG) and are proud of how successful these meet-ups continue to be, with key Red Hat speakers and a growing membership of JBoss users.

Whether on-premise, working remotely, or providing on-demand support services, our consultants and service engineers are part of an integrated middleware team dedicated to delivering excellence for our clients and securing our reputation as the perfect Java middleware partners.

Client-focussed Success

“C2B2’s expertise in middleware migration, issue diagnosis and performance tuning were of vital importance during the UCAS cloud migration project. C2B2 contributed to the UCAS success story, enabling a successful results day without downtime or operational incidents. UCAS will definitely consider using C2B2’s services again.”

Kieran Brennan, Critical Systems Stabilisation Program Manager at UCAS