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