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Why Get ACE Multicloud Certified? | Mark Noorman on Altitude #podcast

In this episode of Altitude, Woody sits down with Mark Noorman, an esteemed expert in the field of cloud networking, to discuss cloud networking use cases and the impact of the Aviatrix Certified Engineer (ACE) Program in taking multicloud knowledge and skills to greater heights. As the Team Manager and Competency Lead at CloudNation and ACE Design Expert #0039, Mark’s expertise is nothing short of impressive, bringing with him nearly three decades of invaluable experience in the IT industry. In 2018, Mark joined CloudNation as one of the early employees. During the episode, Mark provides an exclusive walkthrough of a couple use cases in AWS environments, involving private connectivity and multicast. Mark and Woody discuss the importance of future-proofing your cloud networking infrastructure with scalability, automation, flexibility, and security forming the solid foundation. Mark closes the discussion by sharing why network engineers or anyone working in the cloud industry should expand their cloud knowledge through the ACE Program. As Mark puts it, “It’s just practical.” Learn more about ACE: Watch the rest of the episode: Explore other episodes of Altitude: Timestamped Overview: 00:16 Mark’s role at CloudNation & the challenges of cloud networking 05:31 Use of Aviatrix at CloudNation & managed hybrid connectivity 08:30 Use Case 1 with Databit, a crypto trading platform: Private connectivity in AWS environment, achieving low latency, automated deployment, and high performance with Aviatrix 21:00 Use Case 2 with Databit: Multicast (UDP-based protocol that sends packets to multiple destinations efficiently over a network), the challenge of cloud provider’s inability to support multicast, leveraging tunneling protocols and containers 26:35 How Mark came across Aviatrix 28:35 Mark’s experience getting multicloud networking certified through the Aviatrix Certified Engineer (ACE) Program, ACE Design Expert certification