Ian Miell

    Ian Miell
    Ian Miell is a Cloud Native engineer at Container Solutions.
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    What We've Learned from Launching a Runbooks Project

    Back in 2017, I wrote on my personal blog about Things I Learned Managing Site Reliability for Some of the World’s Busiest Gambling Sites. A lot of it focussed on runbooks, or checklists, or whatever ...

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    Riding the Tiger: Lessons Learned Implementing Istio

    Recently I (along with a few others much smarter than me) had occasion to implement a ‘real’ production system with Istio, running on a managed cloud-provided Kubernetes service. 

    How to Break the ‘Curse of Plenty’: Part 2, Patterns to Reduce Risk

    In Part 1 of this series on management transformation patterns, we looked at how the ‘Curse of Plenty’—the complacency that can accompany prosperity—can reduce your appetite for the hard work of trans...

    Management Transformation Patterns: Part 1, The 'Curse of Plenty'

    In medieval times, there was a mythical land of Cockaigne in popular culture that served as a fantasy for the hungry masses. In this land, physical comforts were always available, and the harshness of...

    Managers in the Middle, Part 3: Melting the Frozen Middle

    This post is part of a three-part series on middle managers and Cloud Native transformation. Here are parts one and two. In the second part of this series we looked at how mid-level managers may not w...

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    Managers in the Middle, Part 2: The Frozen Middle

    This post is part of a three-part series on middle managers and Cloud Native transformation. Here are parts one and three.