About Keith Townsend

Keith Townsend is the founder of TheCTOAdvisor.com and is an IT management consultant with more than 15 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.

Keith is an IT infrastructure subject matter expert (Cloud, Virtualization, Network & Storage) praised for transforming IT operations in verticals that include Pharma, Software, Manufacturing, Government and Financial Services. He's lead projects that include consolidation of multiple data centers and combining disparate global IT operations. "Three letter" Federal agencies have called upon him to lead the modernization of critical IT communication platforms.

As a recognized technology thought leader, Keith has had articles published in online publications that include TechRepublic and TechTarget, and has been quoted by leading online publications such as ZDNet, GigaOM and TechCrunch. Silicon Valley start-ups have sought Keith's input on critical technology decisions. As an engineer, his experience includes building a Cloud infrastructure for consumption by large government organizations such as the FTC.

Plainly put, Keith is a technology executive with the chops to talk in the boardroom as well as the data center.onathan Brown is Vice President of Market Intelligence at TechTarget where he leads IT buying research. He has previously been Publisher at TechTarget for CIO, Data Center and Virtualization, and Windows Media Groups.

Keith Townsend is a member of the TechTarget Speaker Bureau

Speaker Bureau

Check out other experts that are Speaker Bureau members.

Events with Keith Townsend

Modern Infrastructure and Operations: The Next Era of Hybrid Cloud, Virtualization Management, and Containers
Keith Townsend

Keith Townsend, expert in the enterprise virtualization space, leads this two part seminar Modern Infrastructure and Operations: The Next Era of Hybrid Cloud, Virtualization Management, and Containers. Part one is all about optimizing your environment. Townsend identifies factors that drive up costs, including memory, networked storage, and operating system licenses, and most importantly - how to manage them. This information then determines whether it’s necessary to right-size existing deployments or move in to adjacent technologies that replace the hypervisor in order to support modern workloads. In part two, these “adjacent technologies” are detailed as Townsend details the taxonomy of technologies available to complement server virtualization, including the benefits that containers can bring to data management. In just one half-day seminar you will leverage your server virtualization investments, and have strategic steps to reduce virtualization as a line item.

Register today by calling Jeremy Caci at (617) 431-9701 or completing our quick online registration form.

Dates and Locations

San Francisco, CA

Free Registration

More resources from Keith Townsend

Key impacts of hosting virtual desktop infrastructure

What are some of the key management implications when considering VDI within the enterprise?

There are plenty of considerations and impacts regarding hosting virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) in the enterprise.

IO Visor challenges Open vSwitch

Network functions virtualization (NFV) has enabled both agility and cost savings, triggering plenty of interest and activity in both the enterprise and service provider spaces. As the market begins to mature and organizations operationalize both NFV and software-defined networking (SDN), questions around nonstop operations arise.

SDN orchestration with Anuta Networks' NCX platform

The conversation around software-defined networking (SDN) has been dominated by technologies such as vendor-specific network controllers, network virtualization and network functions virtualization (NFV). Most of the focus has been on managing new infrastructure or overlays, and there's questionable return on investment with the use cases that have been put forward thus far. Some products are worth a closer look, however, such as Anuta Networks' NCX -- winner of Best of VMworld 2015 for the Network category.

Learn how to solve your toughest challenges

Now more than ever, IT professionals can’t afford to waste time or money on anything that doesn’t produce results. For precisely this reason, TechTarget Events have been designed to provide complimentary, practical advice that you’ll put to use immediately.

TechTarget hosts a variety of IT focused seminars and large scale conferences globally that are designed to help you understand and solve the current technology-specific problems you face on a daily basis. You will benefit from industry analysts, top independent IT experts, peer to peer interaction and more. TechTarget’s face-to-face events are invaluable to technical and business decision makers because they deliver strategic, technical, vendor-neutral content that addresses the hard issues which help you solve current technology challenges. Apply to attend the conference that meets your specific IT needs today. For event related questions please contact Jenny Labelle, Director of Online Marketing at jlabelle@techtarget.com.

.

What your peers say about TechTarget events

“Very informational regarding some of the best practices used in the industry today”

“Everyone involved in IT should see this. Cuts through marketing and myths.”

“Good opportunity for a little education, awareness, and networking”

“Provides overview and more in depth analysis and candid views to solutions”

Learn from the top independent technology analysts

Shawn Bass Picture Shawn Bass
Independent Consultant, ShawnBass.com
Brian Madden Picture Brian Madden
Independent Industry Analyst, Blogger & Author, BrianMadden.com
Jon Toigo Picture George Crump
President and Founder, Storage Switzerland
Howard Marks Picture Howard Marks
Founder and Chief Scientist, DeepStorage.net
Gabe Knuth Picture Gabe Knuth
Independent Industry Analyst & Blogger, BrianMadden.com
Jon Toigo Picture

Jon Toigo

CEO & Managing Principal, Toigo Partners International
Jack Madden Headshot Jack Madden
Blogger, BrianMadden.com
Jon Toigo Picture Michael Coté
Research Director, 451 Research
Robert Green
Principal, Enfinitum Consulting
Scott D. Lowe
Founder & Managing Consultant, The 1610 Group

Dedicated to the education of the IT community

John Halamka HeadshotJohn Halamka, MD
CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center & CIO, Harvard

In addition to the roles above, Dr. Halamka serves as Chairman of the New England Health Electronic Data Interchange Network (NEHEN), CEO of MA-SHARE (the Regional Health Information Organization), Chair of the US Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP), and a practicing Emergency Physician.

Dr. Halamka authored three books on technology related issues and formed a software development firm, Ibis Research Labs, Inc. Additionally, he served as a columnist for Infoworld, technical editor of Computer Language Magazine and technology consultant to several startup companies.

Meet with the world's foremost technology vendors

Commvault Logo Accelera Solutions logo Oracle Logo Aerohive logo Quantum Logo
EMC Logo HP Logo IBM Logo AMD logo Avere logo
Avnet logo Axcient logo Browsium logo Ceedo logo CloudVelox logo
Comport Logo Data gravity logo Devolutions logo Dimension Data logo Druva logo
Eaton logo ExtraHop logo NEC Logo Nimble Storage Logo Pure Storage Logo
Tegile Logo Fiberlink logo FSLogix logo Coho Logo Tricerat logo
Global Knowledge logo Infinio logo Nasuni Logo Insight logo Isilon logo
Nvidia logo OneCloud logo PernixData logo Pivot3 logo PowWow logo
Veeam Logo DataCore Logo Quroum logo Code 42 logo Derive logo
Samsung loho Simplivity logo SilverPeak logo Sphere 3D logo
Lakeside Software logo Strategic Hardware logo Storiant logo Toshiba logo TSRI logo
Maxta logo NaviSite logo Unitrends Logo Cisco Logo NetServe 365 logo
Violin Memory logo VMTurbo logo Workspot logo Zerto logo Dell logo
AppSense logo Arrow logo Blackberry logo CA Technologies logo Citrix logo
Exagrid logo Intel logo Moka5 logo Nutanix logo SAP logo
Tintri logo VCE logo VMware logo Atlantis computing logo IGEL logo
     

TechTarget global network of technology-specific websites