Rafi Khardalian is Directory of Engineering & Operations for Cisco OpenStack Privage Cloud at Cisco and was a member of the founding team at Metacloud.
Prior to joining Metacloud, Rafi was the Director of Systems Architecture at Ticketmaster Entertainment. He was responsible for driving innovation while designing highly scalable, globally distributed infrastructure to meet the unique business requirements of consumers worldwide. This meant he led a number of transformational projects, including building the company s private cloud. Before that, Rafi managed Ticketmaster’s Web Systems Engineering team, whose infrastructure footprint of several thousand nodes worldwide was the largest in the organization. Under his leadership, that team facilitated the growth of this infrastructure by over 3x. Rafi was also the chief architect and initial developer of Spine, a configuration management system which was deployed company-wide, open-sourced, and remains in use today.