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Enterprise Data Center Design and Methodology by Rob Snevely

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Points of Distribution

A Point Of Distribution (POD) is a rack of devices and patches that manages a certain number of RLUs (which you can think of as a group of devices). PODs allow you to distribute both the physical and logical networking cables and networking equipment into modular and more manageable groups, and allow you to centralize any necessary cross-patching. All of the cabling from a group of devices can connect to the network through the POD. A data center might have dozens or hundreds of groups of devices, and each group can be managed by a POD. Network devices connect the PODs to the network room.

The use of this modular, hierarchical, POD design, and having a POD every 16 to 24 RLUs on the floor, allows you to have shorter cable ...

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