SoftLayer_Network_Pod refers to a portion of a data center that share a Backend Customer Router (BCR) and usually a front-end counterpart known as a Frontend Customer Router (FCR). A Pod primarily denotes a logical location within the network and the physical aspects that support networks. This is in contrast to representing a specific physical location.
Pod is identified by a
name, which is unique. A Pod name follows the format ‘dddnn.podii’, where ‘ddd’ is a data center code, ‘nn’ is the data center number, ‘pod’ is a literal string and ‘ii’ is a two digit, left-zero- padded number which corresponds to a Backend Customer Router (BCR) of the desired data center. Examples: