Miami-Dade County is a telecommunications hub that links the Americas to the rest of the world, with numerous assets that support the growth of the IT and Telecommunications industry. One of Miami’s top strategic assets is the NAP of the Americas, one of the world’s few Tier-IV network access points and a high-speed connection for voice, data, and video traffic throughout the Americas and Europe. The NAP plays a major role in Miami’s ranking as one of the world’s top-five most interconnected cities.
Network Access Point (NAP of the Americas)
Equinix’s NAP of the Americas (“NOTA”) International Business Exchange™ (IBX) MI1 is home to the primary network exchange between the U.S. and Latin America. Located in Downtown Miami, MI1 is a network-rich site, allowing easy connectivity to key carriers such as AT&T, CenturyLink, and Verizon. MI1 provides a pathway or data traffic from the Caribbean and South and Central America to more than 148 countries worldwide, making this IBX the gateway to the Americas. The IBX has an area dedicated to U. S. federal government customers with strict access control protocols. MI1 is built 32 feet above sea level and is designed to withstand Category 5 hurricane-level winds. It is 6 miles from the Miami International Airport (MIA).
Telefonica Miami KeyCenter Data Center
The Miami KeyCenter Data Center was built in 2001 and meets the highest standards of quality and reliability. This includes having Safe Harbor certifications for data protection, TIER III Uptime Institute certification in design and construction, the American auditing standard SSAE 16 and infrastructure reinforcement to withstand CAT5 hurricanes.
The KeyCenter offers and manages a complete portfolio of services including Cloud and Security solutions, Colocation, IoT/M2M platforms, ERP applications, Email, Big Data, Web Services, Virtual Data Center, Platforms for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity. The strategic location of this Data Center makes it optimal for organizations to consolidate their IT and allows provision of services and applications from a centralized location.
Other Data Centers
Miami-Dade County is home to a variety of data centers, including:
- Peer 1
- Level 3
- Miami Data Vault