We have been doing some work to evaluate the performance of SPDK and gain some hands-on experience with the SPDK NVMe-oF Target and Initiator. The Hitachi SPDK NVMe-oF Performance Report contains our test configuration and performance results. In summary, we observed up to 8x more IOPS/Core with SPDK NVMe-oF Target and Initiator, vs the Linux Kernel, and a 90% reduction in the software latency. Many thanks to John Kariuki and the SPDK team.