Keith Townsend

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Keith Townsend is the founder of The CTO Advisor LLC and is an IT management consultant with more than 18 years of related experience designing, implementing and managing data center technologies. His areas of expertise include virtualization, networking and storage solutions for Fortune 500 organizations. He holds a BA in computing and an MS in information technology from DePaul University.




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  1. HPE vs Dell Cloud Stories – Who’s Winning?
  2. Dell EMC PowerStore: TFDx Quick Take
  3. OpenShift TFDx Hot Take – What’s the Tipping Point for K8s?
  4. vSphere 7 and Kubernetes – Should Customers Wait?
  5. vSphere 7 and Kubernetes – CTO Advisor Episode 118
  6. Hot Take Zerto 8.0 Tech Field Day 21
  7. Google Cloud VMware Engine – Hot Take
  8. vSphere Kubernetes Hot Take
  9. Dell Technologies PowerOne – Dell’s Private Cloud?
  10. Kubernetes and Traffic Lights
  11. Talent Is Heavier Than Data
  12. 91: Keith and Ray Show at CommvaultGO 2019
  13. Commvault Activate – CommvaultGo 2019
  14. Commvault Metallic and AWS RDS on vSphere – The Future of IT
  15. Master’s Lesson in IT Management
  16. CommvaultGo 2019 Hot Take
  17. Pure Accelerate: Cloud Block Service
  18. Commvault Breaking the Storage Laws
  19. VMware’s Cloud in 300-Words
  20. Dell Tech Cloud CFD6 – Hot Take
  21. Pure Accelerate FlashArray
  22. Lucid Link CFD6 – Hot Take
  23. NetApp CFD6 – Hot Take
  24. EXTRAHOP CFD6 Hot Take
  25. HashiCorp CFD6 Hot Take
  26. Morpheus Data CFD6 – Hot Take
  27. 89: Keith & Ray Show at Pure//Accelerate 2019
  28. Hammerspace CFD6 – Hot Take
  29. The Campus and Cloud-First
  30. Intel Answering SAP HANA’s Tough Questions
  31. Intel Data Centric Business Overview
  32. Meet Field Day Delegate – Keith Townsend
  33. Are CIO’s Missing the Metadata Bus?
  34. Leveraging Backup to Advance Your Decision Making
  35. Modern Data Protection Summary
  36. Musing: The Short Life of Influencers — EtherealMind
  37. Is Oracle Cloud an alternative to AWS?
  38. Moving SAP and other legacy apps to the cloud
  39. Rubrik – A metadata company in backup company’s clothing
  40. Cloud Field Day Interview: Nick Janetakis
  41. Serverless computing highlights new security challenges in hybrid IT
  42. Cloud Field Day 3 Preview – Data Protection
  43. NetApp Data Fabric Cloud Field Day 3 Preview
  44. Mitigating the risk of Cloud Lift & Shift
  45. An update on Oracle’s Cloud
  46. HCI/Not HCI – It doesn’t matter
  47. Storage is boring
  48. Understandig CASB for SaaS Security
  49. Solarwinds Orion Integration
  50. Converged Infrastructure died a long time ago, right?
  51. Are network vendors ignoring serverless security?
  52. CTO Advisor 068: Commvault HyperScale
  53. Why Docker is finally embracing Kubernetes
  54. CTO Advisor 067: Should you worry about GDPR?
  55. Should you worry about GDPR?
  56. Don’t call it back up
  57. On-premises Serverless with Docker via OpenFaaS
  58. DockerCon 2017 EU – Docker integrates Kubernetes and Swarm
  59. Why Docker is finally embracing Kubernetes
  60. Understanding Serverless Computing
  61. Why the hybrid IT control plane is destined for the public cloud
  62. Datacore Tech Field Day 15 Reap
  63. Riverbed Tech Field Day 15 Recap
  64. Actifio Tech Field Day 15 Recap
  65. Scale Computing Tech Field Day 15 Recap
  66. Ixia Tech Field Day 15 Session Recap
  67. Skyport Tech Field Day 15 Recap – YouTube
  68. Cisco Tech Field Day 15 Session Recap
  69. Inefficiencies of large systems
  70. 3 things infrastructure pros need to know about nested virtualization on Google Cloud
  71. Tech Field Day 15 Preview: Ixia
  72. Techfield Day 15 Preview: DataCore
  73. Tech Field Day 15 Preview: Skyport Systems
  74. Techfield Day 15 Preview: Actifio
  75. Tech Field Day 15 Preview: Scale Computing
  76. NVMe to enable truly composable infrastructure?
  77. VMworld 2017 preview: Current state of VMware
  78. Is it time for virtual switch abstraction to fade?
  79. Network as a Service provider TeloIP
  80. 3 Linux Foundation networking projects that your business needs to know
  81. [Video] Gigamon Network Field Day 15 Preview
  82. IP Infusion: Network Field Day 15 Preview
  83. Ah… NSX, We Meet Again.
  84. Barefoot Networks looks to redefine ASIC in network device design with its Tofino chip
  85. How Intel’s open source Data Plane Development Kit enables high-performance Linux networking
  86. Is Cisco All in on Hyper-converged?
  87. Simplifying Private Cloud – Easier said…
  88. Cirba – Virtualization Field Day 6 Preview
  89. ZeroStack – Virtualization Field Day 6 Preview
  90. FalconStor – Virtualization Field Day 6 Preview
  91. 3 must-watch startups from VMware alum
  92. The potential of microservices within the data center
  93. TechTalk 9: Copy data solutions
  94. Hyperconverged vendor Maxta announces SDN partnership
  95. Is Data Virtualization the Future of Enterprise Storage?
  96. CopyData yeah… Long live Data Virtualization
  97. [Video] Storage Field Day 7 Review
  98. VMware – Storage Field Day 7 Preview
  99. Transporter – Storage Field Day 7 Preview
  100. Springpath – Storage Field Day 7 Preview
  101. Primary Data – Storage Field Day 7
  102. Maxta – Storage Field Day 7 Preview
  103. Kaminario – Storage Field Day 7 Preview
  104. Exablox – Storage Field Day 7 Preview
  105. Cloudian – Storage Field Day 7 Preview
  106. Catalogic Software – Storage Field Day 7 Preview
  107. Hyper-converged systems: What you need to know about this hot virtualization topic
  108. Why should CIO’s and business leaders care about Software Defined Networking
  109. What’s is Software Defined Storage – Techtalk 42
  110. Why abstraction (software-defined) is important – TechTalk 40
  111. Software-Define alternative to Hyper-Convergence
  112. Nutanix and Scale: Two ends of the hyper-converged market
  113. Is the software defined data center a VMware only concept?
  114. Dispelling the FUD around iSCSI
  115. SDDC is a little less than Vaporware
  116. The importance of the control plane in SDDC
  117. EMC and VMware are disrupting Server SAN
  118. Wet your VMworld whistle with this SDDC symposium
  119. Wet your VMworld whistle with this SDDC symposium