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