Ethernet Alliance Successfully Completes Industry’s First SFP+ Direct Attach Copper Interoperability Event

The plug fest was held Oct. 19-23 at the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Lab (UNH-IOL) in Durham, NH. The event focused on interoperability testing of SFF-8431 Specifications for Enhanced Small Form Factor Pluggable Module (SFP+), Annex E. The SFP+ form factor with its low power, low latency, and high density (up to 48 ports in 1U) was developed to provide the market with a low-cost, easy-to-use 10 Gigabit interconnect. As such, it is ideal for implementing converged and consolidated networks in today’s data centers.