plugfest

plugfest

A test of interoperability of network devices by actually plugging them into a running network. A plugfest is more of a down-and-dirty approach in contrast to the tedious process of certification by running a variety of test programs and test equipment. If you plug a device into the plugfest, it either works or it does not.
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The Ethernet Alliance, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success and advancement of Ethernet technologies, has announced its next multivendor plugfest is taking place June 26 -- 30, 2017, at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) in Durham, NH, the company said.
Today Huawei announced that on May 9-13, 2016, the first OPNFV Plugfest, hosted by CableLabs and Huawei, was held at the CableLabs' facility in Colorado, USA.
Open Networking Foundation Completes Second Semi-Annual Global PlugFest Testing of OpenFlow v1.
a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, announced today successful testing of its FastFrameTM Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) at the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA)-sponsored Plugfest, conducted at the University of New Hampshire's Interoperability Lab (UNH-IOL) recently.
Part of the reason, I think, is because potential users are confused by the term PlugFest.
a leader in the development of voice processing solutions for communications networks, announced today that it completed extensive tests at the IMS Forum's inaugural Plugfest event.
This exclusive roundtable was held May 28, 2004 on Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) with emphasis on the special plugfest session for SAS/SATA interoperability on June 23-24 at the University of New Hampshire, I/O Lab.
We were excited to see the amount of interest at this Plugfest and look forward to continuing our work towards a universal SCORM standard.
Plugfest participants were overwhelmingly enthusiastic about the opportunity to collaborate within the FCIA-sponsored open industry event.
Successful Plugfest Drove Interoperability within the Enterprise Market