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.




Links with Tag @CTOAdvisor, @VirtualizedGeek

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