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fhidayat

join:2012-11-28

Datacenter & PoP differentiation

Hello All

We plan to develop the datacenter but there is some confusing definition and common practice between data center & PoP

What is the essential differentiation between datacenter & PoP? and how the common practice policy among the service provider in provider datacenter & PoP service?

Could PoP subscriber resell the servicer that they got from PoP service provider?

any insight will be appreciated

Regards
Jarz



Da Geek Kid

join:2003-10-11
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A DC can act as a PoP but a PoP can NEVER be a DC.


Kearnstd
Space Elf
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join:2002-01-22
Mullica Hill, NJ
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reply to fhidayat

A PoP can be a bunch of routing equipment and if needed and back in the dialup days included a rack of modems.

a Datacenter can also have this equipment but also houses the servers that serve some of the data.

In theory even a DSLAM could be called the PoP for that specific neighborhood.
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Hayward
K A R - 1 2 0 C
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Key West, FL
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reply to fhidayat

Yeah a DC inputs and outputs local data... a PoP just centrally routes things.

For instance BBR here is on several servers in a Data Center, not just routed by a PoP to a server in Justin's bedroom.
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LazMan
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join:2003-03-26
canada
reply to fhidayat

Technically, a PoP is a "Point of Presence"

So, your PoP in a region could be a data centre... It could be your equipment in someone else's data centre... It could be space in a Telco hotel, a colo in the ILEC or CLEC's CO; or your own building.

That PoP could contain transport equipment, it could contain access or aggregation equipment; it could contain some DC-like equipment (hosting or servers), or it could (most likely) be a combo of all of the above.

Rather then getting stuck on 'names' - work around functions...

The lines are getting very blurry anyways - every modern data centre includes access and transport equipment anyways; and more often then not, multiple carriers have PoP's within the data centre, to provide diverse, redundant, or competeitive paths out, as well...


Oedipus

join:2005-05-09
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reply to fhidayat

Sounds like there's some muddling of the term POP versus POI.