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