2016 SDC Plugfests

Cloud Interoperability Plugfest

September 19-21, 2016, Co-located with SDC
Cloud Plugfests are work-oriented gatherings of developers and participants in standards organization projects and framework project developers designed to promote interchange of methods, tools and techniques that are defined by the plugfest participants as being suitable to test features such as portability, interoperability, ease of use, self-consistency and security when used in a cloud setting.

Participants at the Cloud Interoperability Plugfest will test the interoperability of well adopted cloud storage interfaces. We always have a large showing of CDMI implementations at this event, but are also looking for implementations of S3 and Swift (and Cinder/Manila) interfaces. Register now for the Cloud Plugfest!

SMB3 Plugfest

September 18-22, 2016, Co-located with SDC
The purpose of this Plugfest is for vendors to bring their implementations of SMB3 to test, identify, and fix bugs in a collaborative setting with the goal of providing a forum in which companies can develop interoperable products.  The SNIA provides and supports networks and infrastructure for the Plugfest, creating a collaborative framework for testing.  The participants of the Plugfest work together to define the testing process, assuring that objectives are accomplished.

The SNIA SMB3 Plugfest offers:

  • The latest Windows client and server software from Microsoft, including test suites that help verify interoperability on various features of SMB3 protocols
  • Technical support from SMB3 engineers to look at traces and help with diagnosing problems
  • Plugfest participants are covered by a non-disclosure agreement and entry is restricted to registrants only
  • As in previous years, we will open the Plugfest to all SDC attendees for a reception on Monday evening, as an open house for an insider’s view 

How Your Company Can Participate

A primary representative from each company that wishes to participate must complete the SNIA SMB3 Plugfest Registration.  The fee to participate in the SMB3 Plugfest is $550 for each Plugfest participant. This includes full access to the Storage Developer Conference sessions and meals. This special discounted rate is limited to participants that will actively participate and test, working with the other SMB3 Plugfest participants. If any of your Plugfest Engineers already have an SDC Conference pass from being a speaker or through sponsorship then there is no additional fee to for them to participate, however the SNIA SMB3 Plugfest Registration form still needs to be completed.

Once the online registration form has been completed the company primary representative will be sent a registration code which will allow the company’s Plugfest Engineers to register for SDC at the special discounted rate.

For more information, please email Arnold Jones or call 407-574-7273.

SMB3 Plugfest Logistics

The SNIA will provide and support the networks and infrastructure for the SNIA SMB3 Plugfest, creating a collaborative framework for testing.  A platform test bench consists of a six foot table work area, a standard 110 volt 15-amp power drop and network connection. Each participating company will be provided with one test bench for each platform they plan to test.  For special power requirements please contact the SNIA for additional costs.

Plugfest testing starts on Sunday Sept. 18th at 8:30am, with time available for setup on Saturday Sept. 17th starting at 1:00pm.  The Plugfest will conclude and teardown will begin starting at 1:00pm on Thursday Sept. 22nd, with everything removed from the room by 5:00pm.

Please note that participants are responsible for shipping and any hotel drayage arrangements and charges, etc., regarding their equipment.

Kinetic Storage Solutions Plugfest

Tuesday, September 20 from 8:45 a.m. to noon - Sonoma room
Open house from 8:45 to 10:40 a.m.
Demonstrations and discussion: 10:40 a.m. to noon

Ethernet-connected storage holds significant potential to harness a ubiquitous transport fabric in data centers. Object-based protocols such as the Key-Value paradigm provide the hope of breaking free from an ancient dependency based on 512-byte block communications with storage devices. Kinetic interface technology was formed in order to leverage these fundamental tools into a new storage device protocol that has the potential to drive new innovation and efficiencies in storage solutions. While any new storage protocol faces significant adoption challenges, demonstrations from multiple storage solutions companies provide a glimpse into real solutions incorporating Kinetic technology that will be coming to market in the very near future.

The Kinetic Open Storage Project, an open source project hosted by The Linux Foundation, invites storage solution developers, analysts and consumers interested in learning about the latest developments in Ethernet-connected storage with scale-out potential to attend this plugfest. They will explore innovative storage solutions incorporating Kinetic platform storage devices and gain insight into why and how some developers are making their software compatible with Kinetic devices.

To attend or participate in the Kinetic Plugfest, please register here.