Nikolay (Nick) Dvas is a COO for Servers.com. He has been working in hosting industry since 2010, and joined XBT Holding, now the parent company for Servers.com, in 2013. At XBT Holding Nick was in charge of building a cloud platform. Currently, he is managing operations of Servers.com, XBT’s latest venture, aimed at bringing enterprise-grade hosting to SMBs. Nick received his MSc in Mechanics in the St. Petersburg Polytechnical University (Russia), and is a holder of a PMP (Project Management Professional) degree, and is a member of a Project Management Institute. Nick started his career in IT while he was in college, when he joined Alpine Replay project as a researcher. That research yielded a U.S. patent. Nick believes the hosting industry requires re-invention and a combination of an old-fashioned approach with the convenience brought by cloud players like Amazon and Digital Ocean. When he’s not busy with hosting, Nick is cooking and travelling on culinary trips.