Yovko Lambrev

Plovdiv · Bulgaria · EU

An engineer, IBM trained IT Infrastructure Architect & Ethical hacker and AWS Certified Solutions Architect, proficient in Linux and UNIX-like operating systems, ready to play with complex hybrid environments. A free/libre and open source software advocate, digital rights activist and personal privacy defender.

Enjoys street photography, traveling, meeting smart people, and learning about new places.

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Cloud & IT Infrastructure Architect


SysOps, DevOps & Cloud infrastructure consulting
Amazon AWS & MS Azure services

March 2021 - Present

Cloud Solutions Architect

DNH Soft

Amazon AWS services & consulting
Serverless design & development
Business Development Manager

March 2019 - February 2021

Co-founder, Managing Partner


Digital transformation services
Cloud migrations services
NextCloud & WordPress services

January 2013 - Present

Co-founder, VP Sales & Business development


Business development of two business lines (Mobile Software Development and Infrastructure Services)
Software project management (mobile banking platform of the second largest bank in Bulgaria)
People Management

October 2010 - September 2017

IT Architect

IBM Bulgaria

Storage Brand Manager (Oct 2006 – Oct 2010)
IT Architect & Consultant (Feb 2004 – Oct 2006)
Enterprise IT and Datacenter solutions
IBM Security and Privacy Consulting Practice
Ethical hacking & IT Security services

February 2004 - October 2010

Co-founder & CEO


Linux & Open source services and system integration
Business development

April 2003 - February 2004

System & Network Administrator

Siemens Information & Communication

Windows NT/2000 & MS Exchange system administration
LAN & WAN network administration
Implementing and Administering MS Windows 2000 Active Directory structure
Building and administering dynamic content based Intranet (Linux, MySQL, PHP)
Various business-specific applications support

December 2001 - April 2003

System & Network administrator

Hebros Bank (now UniCredit Bulbank)

Linux/UNIX/Windows administration, integration with Novell Netware
MS Windows 2000 domain, Active Directory & MS Exchange 2000 administration
CISCO routers administration, LAN and WAN administration
Mail (SMTP/POP3/IMAP), Web, DHCP, DNS and FTP servers administration
IP over X.25 network support, Transcend & HP OpenView
Firewalls (incl. ipchains, iptables and MS ISA server), network security
PostgreSQL & Oracle 8i DB administration
Application development for monitoring and global network management
Various tools for web-monitoring and administration

September 1999 - December 2001

Co-founder & CEO

Triton Technologies

PC Sales
Web Development
Linux & Open source services

August 1998 - May 1999


Technical University of Sofia - branch Plovdiv

Master of Science (M.Sc.), Engineer

Electronics & Telecommunications

Graduated with honors
Subject: Communication technologies
Specialty: Optical and mobile communications
Diploma thesis: „High-Speed Diffuse Infrared Wireless LAN – Design of Data Link Layer Protocol“

October 1992 - June 1997

Exemplary Mathematical Secondary School – Plovdiv


Specialty: Mathematics
Special training program: Computer science & IT

September 1988 - May 1992


OS, Platforms, Tools & etc.
Additional skills
  • Client outreach and customer relations
  • Ability to understand & communicate with cross-functional teams
  • Proficient in Linux/UNIX, macOS & Windows
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure & Google clouds
  • IaC - Jenkins, Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, etc.
  • Networking (incl. TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, etc.), SMTP/POP3/IMAP-mail, web (nginx, Apache), FTP, DNS, DHCP administration & internet servers
  • Enterprise IT infrastructure - Architecture & Design
  • Data centers, SAN, NAS and storage subsystems planning and design
  • Proficient in many web technologies (HTML, CSS, XML, JSON, etc.)
  • DBs and data skills (MySQL, NoSQL, AWS RDS, Tableau)
  • Some data analytics tools like NumPy and pandas
  • Python, C, Basic, Pascal, various Assemblers
  • Shell scripting (bash/zsh)

Certifications & Accreditations

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate (2019)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux – Data Center Infrastructure Accreditation (2014)
  • Amazon Web Services Business Professional Accreditaion (2013)
  • Amazon Web Services Technical Professional Accreditaion (2013)
  • Veeam Sales Professional - Backup & Replication (2013)
  • IBM Certified Deployment Professional – Tivoli Identity Manager (2012)
  • EMC Velocity Affiliate Development for System Engineers (2011)
  • EMC Velocity Affiliate Development for Sales (2011)
  • IBM Certified Storage Sales (2009)
  • IBM IT Architect Accelerator Program (2004 – 2005)
  • IT Innovation Award - PC Magazine - Bulgaria (2004)
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) (2001)
  • IBM AIX Advanced System Administration (2000)

Additional activities

  • Co-founder of Toest Foundation and the independent online media Toest (2018)
  • Co-founder of TrakiaTech (2017)
  • Co-founder of Open Projects Foundation (2005)
  • Creator of OpenFest - the biggest Bulgarian conference dedicated to Free & Open Source software and knowledge sharing (2003)
  • Ex-member of Free Software Association - Bulgaria management board
  • Ex-member of The Bulgarian President’s Nominee Committee for the John Atanasoff Award
  • Co-founder of Open Culture – Bulgaria - the first web milestone for Free Culture and Creative Commons art in Bulgaria
  • Founder and author of „Linux center“ – one of the first (and it was really popular) websites about Linux in Bulgarian (1999-2001)
  • Uncountable web-publications and many other papers in the specialized IT press.


Apart from being an IT geek, I enjoy most of my time making street photography or female portraits. I consider myself to be more of a human behaviorist than a photographer. In images I create, there has to be a clear, honest, and palpable connection with the person in front of the camera. It is my first and foremost concern. Without that connection, the shot is nothing more than a contrivance... a fabrication... and falls far short of the mark.

When I meet people, I want to know their stories, their strengths, their vulnerabilities, their loves, their fears, their passions. I want to know what lies beneath the surface. I believe a photograph should portray an honest representation of these things to the viewer.

You are welcome to browse my photostreams at Flickr or 500px.

Well, one more thing... I read a lot. And another one... I'm a heavy fan of rock and jazz music.