case studies

DELIVERING BUSINESS-CRITICAL middleware solutions

Computacenter

Computacenter

Because of the narrow margins for error and the need for specialist WebLogic Server knowledge, Computacenter brought in c2b2 to design and deliver a watertight implementation plan aligned with hard release deadlines across four European regions.

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Challenges

  • Upgrading Oracle WebLogic 11g to 12c
  • Implementing regional releases 
  • Minimising effect of business-critical operations
  • Creating perfect roll-back and risk mitigation procedures 
  • Working within hard deadlines
     

Solutions

Computacenter turned to c2b2 as Oracle Fusion Middleware specialists to deliver an Oracle WebLogic 12c upgrade across environments serving four European regions. With services in constant use and business-critical applications at risk, each phase of the delivery had to be performed within highly restrictive release windows.
 

Result

c2b2 not only understood the scope and importance of the WebLogic upgrade, but created an implementation plan completely...
Iain Keddie, Senior IS Manager - Computacenter
UCAS

UCAS

Supported by c2b2's middleware and AWS cloud migration expertise, UCAS successfully delivers a scalable cloud architecture that meets the demands of the UK's university confirmation and clearing process.

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Challenges

  • Deliver zero-downtime for applications and services underpinning the confirmation and clearing process 
  • Enable proactive monitoring and issue diagnosis during peak load
  • Improve application environment performance
  • Migrate legacy on-premises systems to a manageable and scalable cloud infrastructure

 

Solutions

  • Perform a comprehensive cloud infrastructure evaluation
  • Assess on-premises applications for cloud deployment
  • Identify cloud-native development requirements
  • Oversee the AWS cloud migration roadmap design
  • Implement business-critical monitoring and alerting systems

Result

C2B2's expertise in middleware migration, issue diagnosis and performance tuning were of vital importance during UCAS' cloud migration...
Kieran Brennan, Critical Systems Stabilisation Program Manager at UCAS
Science Warehouse

Science Warehouse

Science Warehouse engaged C2B2’s Expert Support team to provide remote consultancy services when problems were found during the testing phase of a planned Apache Tomcat upgrade

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Challenges

  • Apache Tomcat Upgrade
  • Troubleshooting
  • Connection pool performance tuning
  • Security configuration

Solutions

  • A detailed analysis of database connection pool behaviour and recommendations
  • Troubleshooting and configuration assistance for SSL on Apache web server
  • Performance tuning advice for slow page response times

Result

Community Network Services

Community Network Services

By using c2b2's specialist remote infrastructure support, logistics service supplier, CNS has achieved optimal stability and improved operational service standards across its Oracle middleware stack.

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Challenges

  • 24/7 support for business-critical applications
  • System stability issues
  • Issues with staging and production environments not being in alignment

Solutions

  • Comprehensive Oracle infrastructure Health Check
  • Troubleshooting investigation
  • Implementation
  • ​Performance tuning
  • 24/7 support service provision

Result

As a result of having c2b2 middleware support in place, and expert consultants available on call, CNS has...
Ian Troise, Systems Manager at CNS
Special Work & Technology

Special Work & Technology

Our Oracle Middleware consultants provide Oracle Service Bus and WebLogic integration expertise to support the SWAT in-house team throughout a customer-facing SaaS deployment project.

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Challenges

  • Overcoming a lack of in-house Oracle Fusion Middleware expertise
  • Mitigating the risk of a business-critical customer SaaS deployment
  • Proving the design of an OSB and WebLogic integration
  • Effective ESB infrastructure implementation
  • Delivering a highly stable and manageable production environment

Solutions

  • Comprehensive application environment assessment
  • Designing an Oracle Service Bus proof-of-concept 
  • Designing and deploying target architecture
  • Performance tuning the production environment

Result

SWAT engaged C2B2 to support a very tactical initiative. C2B2 demonstrated their ability to scale up and engage...
Matt Fisher, SWAT Director