While Worldwide Supply provides a variety of SFP optics for our customers, we know many of you are moving to the 16 Gbps speeds available through SFP+ Optics. SFP+ supports the 8 Gbps Fiber Channel, 10 Gigabit Ethernet and Optical Transport Network standards, and has become a standard component for many OEMs.
The great news is that, if you’re considering an upgrade, SFP+ optics modules are the same exact size and dimension as standard SFP optics, so there are minimal changes needed for you to take advantage of these new capabilities.
A Smart Surprise in SFP+ Optics
One thing we’ve noted is that these modules, is that they can operate at 16 Gbps Fiber Channel speeds, even though not specifically called out in the standard’s specifications. Your network will like that because the 16G encoding is significantly more efficient than that in the 8G channel, essentially doubling your data rate while not having to scale the line rate to the same degree.
Choose a SFP+ optics package from us and you’ll enhance your network at a savings of up to 80% off traditional OEM pricing. That allows you to grow from SFP to SFP+ without an unnecessary burden on your field crew and your budget. Plus, Worldwide Supply may be interested in buying any used SFP+ or standard SFP optics that you no longer need, allowing you to generate one final revenue stream from your current networking equipment.