Berardi Michele

Michele Berardi

DevOps Engineer

Name:Michele Berardi
Date of birth:Sometime in 1976
Address:New York
Phone:Skype ME micheleberardi

Accomplished DevOps with over ten years of experience leading international technology projects and large teams. Strong technical background in cloud and Linux technologies designing AdTech and mobile content solutions built to high performance standards. Experience managing budgets and distributed cross-functional technical teams. Personal: Avid reader of technical blogs, advocate of open source, ultrarunner/marathoner, and certified boxing trainer.

Linux, Amazon Aws, Google Cloud, Cogent Cloud, Rackspace, Akamai, Maxcdn, CDN 77, Cloudflare, Tomcat, Nginx, Apache, Datadog, Cacti, Nagios, MongoDB, Redis, MySQL, Kubernetis, Docker


2010 - present


DevOps Engineer - Greater NYC Area

Bucksense (a subsidiary of Acotel) is a propietary demand-side platform enabling companies to eliminate 3rd party ad networks and improve ad targeting. It is based on programmatic ad buying, data analytics, and user engagement. The system handles 800K QPS and 35B requests per day and connects to popular exchanges (Mopub, Smaato, Google ADX, Rubicon).

  • Planned and directed all aspects of greenfield DSP and attribution tracking platform development.
  • Built optimization algorithm to enable real-time bidding (RTB).
  • Established/managed operations, sales, and marketing.
  • Replaced all 3rd party ad networks, agencies, and technology providers at Acotel Interactive, extended reach to a potential 1.8 billion target users and reduced customer acquisition cost by over 40% in 10 months.

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2009 - 2010

Acotel Group S.p.A

System Engineer - Greater New York City Area
AWS Amazon Cloud
  • Managed all technology decisions and budgets for Acotel’s global operations and a team of 25.
  • Partnered with leading content providers globally to offer mobile operators ‘one stop shopping’.
  • Platform served 1M+ active subscribers connected/serving 50+ service providers globally, including content management, customer care, self-service, and reporting tools.
  • Handled mulitple data center colocation solutions for Acotel properties and ventures worldwide.

Tools: HP-Proliant, Cisco networking, Red Hat Linux, LAMP under GeoDNS with Akamai and MaxCDN.

2006 - 2010

Acotel Net

System Engineer Greater New York City Area
Acotel NET

Acotel Net provides energy efficiency services (focused on helping organizations monitor their consumption of electricity, gas, and water to optimize and reduce costs) and security systems (access controls, surveillance, etc.) for mid to large clients including Eni, Poste Italiane, Coni (Italian Olympic Committee), and Gotto d’oro Wines.

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2003 - 2010

Acotel Interactive INC

System Engineer Team Leader Greater New York City Area

Flycell (now Acotel Interactive) is dedicated to web and mobile services for the global market.

  • Designed the platform architecture and responsible for platform maintenance and operations.
  • Handled mulitple data center colocation solutions with centers built in Rome, Jordan, Rio de Janeiro, Mumbai, and the US.
2000 - 2003

Acotel Group S.p.A

Senior Linux Administrator - Greater Rome Italy Area
Acotel Group

ACOTEL Group SpA was the first company in the world to supply Value-Added Services (VAS) for mobile communications and is one of the world’s largest service providers (listed on Milan Stock Exchange since 2000). Acotel employs 500+ across multiple offices internationally.

Initially hired by Acotel as a Linux Administrator and promoted into hands-on management roles in 2003. Acotel has repeatedly called on me to take on various roles with the organization’s subsidiaries and properties. All projects below from 2000 to present are Acotel properties.




Kubernetes is an open source container orchestration platform, allowing large numbers of containers to work together in harmony, reducing operational burden. It helps with things like:

Running containers across many different machines
Scaling up or down by adding or removing containers when demand changes
Keeping storage consistent with multiple instances of an application
Distributing load between the containers
Launching new containers on different machines if something fails



Docker helps you create and deploy software within containers. It’s an open source collection of tools that help you “Build, Ship, and Run any App, Anywhere”. Yes, it really is as magic as it sounds.

Datacenter I’ve Worked With

Savvis Santa Clara, California

Savvis Datacenter

Four of the 60+ CenturyLink global data centers are situated in Santa Clara, a vibrant technology hub near San Francisco.


Cogent Herndon, Virginia

Acotel NET

Cogent is one of the world’s largest Internet Service Providers, delivering high quality Internet, Ethernet and Colocation services to over 53,350 Enterprise and NetCentric customers. Cogent serves over 193 markets in 41 countries across its facilities-based, all-optical IP network.

Digital Reality New York City

Digital Reality

Occupying a unique position on top of the Hudson Street-Ninth Avenue fiber highway, 111 Eighth Avenue, the NYC2 is the third largest building in Manhattan and a premier North American datacenter with Digital Realty as its leading colocation and interconnection provider. NYC2 gives clients the opportunity to connect with hundreds of leading providers and businesses within the Digital Realty Global Ecosystem.At over 100,000 sq.ft. on multiple floors, NYC2 has become a central hub for hundreds of leading domestic and international carriers and physical connection points for the world’s telecommunications networks and Internet backbones. Protecting some of the busiest switching stations in the world, NYC2 provides low-latency access to financial exchange and applications providers, media and content providers, cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers as well as numerous enterprises.

CtrlS Mumbai India

ctrlS Mumbai

CtrlS Datacenters was established in October 2007. At CtrlS, nothing is of greater importance to us than keeping your applications online and your data secure. Our commitment to taking total ownership of projects has resulted in an enviable client portfolio, featuring some of the most renowned brands in Indian industry. CtrlS is also the first choice for the young entrepreneur whose Cloud software needs secure, continual hosting.

Cloud I’ve Worked With

Aws Amazon Web Server

Aws Amazon

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale cloud computing easier for developers.

Amazon EC2’s simple web service interface allows you to obtain and configure capacity with minimal friction. It provides you with complete control of your computing resources and lets you run on Amazon’s proven computing environment. Amazon EC2 reduces the time required to obtain and boot new server instances to minutes, allowing you to quickly scale capacity, both up and down, as your computing requirements change. Amazon EC2 changes the economics of computing by allowing you to pay only for capacity that you actually use. Amazon EC2 provides developers the tools to build failure resilient applications and isolate themselves from common failure scenarios.

Google Cloud

Google Cloud

Google Cloud Platform is part of Google Cloud, with new services offerings. Learn about our business solutions, including Google Maps, Android, Chrome, and G Suite — our suite of intelligent apps for email, documents, calendars and cloud storage.

Cogent Cloud

Acotel NET

Cogent is one of the world’s largest Internet Service Providers, delivering high quality Internet, Ethernet and Colocation services to over 53,350 Enterprise and NetCentric customers. Cogent serves over 193 markets in 41 countries across its facilities-based, all-optical IP network.

Cdn I’ve Worked With



Akamai is the leading content delivery network (CDN) services provider for media and software delivery, and cloud security solutions.

Maxcdn – Stackpath Company


SecureCDN is an all new, global network with built-in WAF, DDoS and flat, global pricing. StackPath is security, speed, and scale for developers.

CDN 77


Cloudflare-powered websites see a significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks



Cloudflare-powered websites see a significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks


VMware vSphere (ESXi)

Greater New York City Area
Red Hat Linux

VMware vSphere (ESXi): Install, Configure, Manage (v5.5)

Web Server and Servlet

Tom Cat


Apache Tomcat is an open-source web server and servlet container developed by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Tomcat implements several Java EE specifications including Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages (JSP), Java EL, and WebSocket, and provides a “pure Java” HTTP web server environment for Java code to run in.



Nginx (pronounced “engine x”) is software to provide a web server. It can act as a reverse proxy server for TCP, UDP, HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, POP3, and IMAP protocols, as well as a load balancer and an HTTP cache.



Apache is the most widely used web server software. Developed and maintained by Apache Software Foundation, Apache is an open source software available for free. It runs on 67% of all webservers in the world. It is fast, reliable, and secure. It can be highly customized to meet the needs of many different environments by using extensions and modules.


Mongo DB

Mongo DB

MongoDB is an open source, document-oriented database designed with both scalability and developer agility in mind. Instead of storing your data in tables and rows as you would with a relational database, in MongoDB you store JSON-like documents with dynamic schemas



Redis is an open source (BSD licensed), in-memory data structure store, used as database, cache and message broker. It supports data structures such as strings, hashes, lists, sets, sorted sets with range queries, bitmaps, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexes with radius queries.



Couchbase Server, originally known as Membase, is an open-source, distributed (shared-nothing architecture) multi-model NoSQL document-oriented database software package that is optimized for interactive applications. These applications may serve many concurrent users by creating, storing, retrieving, aggregating, manipulating and presenting data. In support of these kinds of application needs, Couchbase Server is designed to provide easy-to-scale key-value or JSON document access with low latency and high sustained throughput. It is designed to be clustered from a single machine to very large-scale deployments spanning many machines. A version originally called Couchbase Lite was later marketed as Couchbase Mobile combined with other software.

Monitor Tools



is a SaaS-based monitoring and analytics platform for IT infrastructure, operations and development teams. It brings together data from servers, databases, applications, tools and services to present a unified view of the applications that run at scale in the cloud.



Cacti is a complete network graphing solution designed to harness the power of RRDTool’s data storage and graphing functionality. Cacti provides a fast poller, advanced graph templating, multiple data acquisition methods, and user management features out of the box. All of this is wrapped in an intuitive, easy to use interface that makes sense for LAN-sized installations up to complex networks with hundreds of devices.



Nagios XI provides monitoring of all mission-critical infrastructure components including applications, services, operating systems, network protocols, systems metrics, and network infrastructure. Hundreds of third-party addons provide for monitoring of virtually all in-house and external applications, services, and systems.




MySQL is the most popular Open Source Relational SQL database management system. MySQL is one of the best RDBMS being used for developing web-based software applications.



PostgreSQL (pronounced “post-gress-Q-L”) is an open source relational database management system ( DBMS ) developed by a worldwide team of volunteers. PostgreSQL is not controlled by any corporation or other private entity and the source code is available free of charge.

Brand i've worked With

Spartan Race

New Jersey USA

A Spartan race is a series of obstacle races of varying distance and difficulty ranging from 3 miles to marathon distances. They are held in USA and have been franchised to 14 countries including Canada, Europe, South Korea, and Australia. The series include the Spartan Sprint, the Super Spartan, the Spartan Beast, and the Ultra Beast. Spartan Race also has a military series in which obstacles are designed by the United States military. There are also winter and team events

Boxing Trainer

Brooklyn NY, USA

I’m certified and registered USA Boxing Trainer

Amateur boxing

Brooklyn NYC

Amateur boxing at Gleason’s Gym


New York City USA

I’m certified and registered member NYRR

1 Ultramarathon 60K
3 NYC Marathon
20 Half Marathon
30 Race Between 4M/6M Races

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