2011 SDC Plugfests

Presentations are only part of what is going on at the SNIA's 2011 Storage Developers Conference. The following Plugfests are also an integral part of the program.


CIFS/SMB/SMB2 Plugfest

The purpose of this Plugfest is for vendors to bring their implementations of CIFS/SMB/SMB2 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 CIFS/SMB/SMB2 Plugfest starts on Sunday, September 18 and runs through early afternoon on Thursday, September 22.

Last year’s Plugfest participating companies included Addonics Technologies, Apple, Cisco Systems, Citigroup, Citrix, Codenomicon, Data Domain, EMC, Emulex, Exar, Fujitsu, IBM, IDEMA, Isilon Systems, Likewise Software, Microsoft, Network Appliance Inc, Oracle, Patni Americas Inc, Red Hat, Scale Computing, Scality, SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, SwiftTest, Symantec, TCG Advisors, The Taneja Group, Virsto Software, Wipro Technologies and the Samba Team.   This year we are pleased to announce the full participation and continued support of Microsoft, our 2011 CIFS/SMB/SMB2 Plugfest underwriter, in partnership with NetApp. 

There is no participation fee for the first two participants per company.  A company may have additional Plugfest participants at a discounted rate of $495 per person. Partcipants are responsible for shipping and any hotel drayage arrangements and charges, etc., regarding their equipment.

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 CIFS/SMB/SMB2 Plugfest offers:

  • The latest Windows client and server software from Microsoft, test suites that help verify interoperability on various features of CIFS/SMB/SMB2 protocols
  • Technical support from CIFS/SMB/SMB2 engineers to look at traces and help with diagnosing problems
  • As in previous years, we will open the Plugfest to all SDC attendees as an open house for an insider's view

CIFS/SMB/SMB2 Plugfest Registration

To register for the Plugfest each company needs to:

  1. Complete and return the CIFS/SMB/SMB2 Plugfest Application and Agreement.
  2. Sign and return the Plugfest Confidentiality Agreement
  3. Complete and return the Plugfest Planning Survey

CIFS/SMB./SMB2 Plugfest Schedule

  • Plugfest Participant Setup - Saturday Sept. 17 starting at 1pm.
  • Plugfesting Begins - Sunday Sept. 18 at 8:30am.
    • Plugfest Lab open 24 hours a day
  • Plugfest Open House and Reception - Monday Sept. 19 from 6:30 - 7:30
  • Plugfest Ends - Thursday Sept. 22 at 1pm.
  • Plugfest Participant Breakdown  - Thursday Sept. 22, 1pm-5pm.

For more information, please contact Arnold Jones at arnold.jones@snia.org or 407-574-7273.


Cloud Plugfest

The purpose of this Plugfest is for vendors to bring their implementations of Cloud standards based products to test, identify, and fix bugs in a collaborative setting with the goal of providing a forum in which companies can develop interoperable products.  This year’s Plugfest will include the testing of client and server products using CDMI and/or OCCI.

There is no participation fee for the first 10 companies. Please reference the Cloud Plugfest Application and Participation Agreement for complete details  Participants are responsible for shipping and any hotel drayage arrangements and charges, etc., regarding their equipment.

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.  Plugfest participants sign a confidentiality agreement so that companies can feel secure in bringing unannounced and/or unreleased products for testing.

Besides the opportunity for testing the Cloud Plugfest offers participants a chance to work with and gain in-depth knowledge from the experts developing the CDMI  and OCCI specifications, including  support from other developers.  Don't miss this great opportunity to accelerate your Cloud development!

Cloud Plugfest Registration

To register for the Cloud Plugfest each company needs to:

  1. Complete and return the Cloud Plugfest Application and Agreement*
  2. Sign and return the Plugfest Confidentiality Agreement
  3. Complete the Cloud Plugfest Planning Survey

* Not required if participating remotely

Cloud Plugfest Schedule

 

Santa Clara, CA

(GMT -8:00)

Dusseldorf, DE

(GMT +2:00)

 

Sunday – 18 Sep

 

 

12:00

NA

Santa  Clara Setup

 

 

 

Monday – 19 Sep

 

 

NA

09:00 GMT +2

Dusseldorf Setup

08:30

17:30 GMT +2

Synch-up Meeting

10:20 - 10:35

NA

Break

12:30 - 13:30

NA

Lunch (Terra Courtyard)

15:20 - 15:35

NA

Break

18:30 – 19:30

NA

Plugfest Open House – Santa Clara

 

 

 

Tuesday – 20 Sep

 

 

08:30

17:30 GMT +2

Synch-up Meeting

10:40 – 11:10

NA

Break

12:00 – 13:00

NA

Lunch and Sponsor Showcase (Mezzanine)

14:50 – 15:05

NA

Break

17:00 – 19:00

NA

Welcome Reception

Wednesday – 21 Sep

 

 

08:30

17:30 GMT +2

Synch-up Meeting

09:00

18:00 GMT +2

Tear Down - Dusseldorf

10:40 – 11:10

NA

Break

12:00 – 13:00

NA

Lunch and Sponsor Showcase (Mezzanine)

14:50 – 15:05

NA

Break

5:00

NA

Teardown – Santa Clara

 

 

 

For more information, please contact Arnold Jones at arnold.jones@snia.org or 407-574-7273.