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