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