Miami, Florida Data Center

Data Center Details

The NAP of the Americas data center is located in downtown Miami, and is home to a broad range of networks and interconnection partners. Miami is a key destination point for multiple global submarine cable systems, making it one of the top five most-connected cities in the world. Providers deployed in Miami can quickly and affordably access leading Latin American networks, reducing latency for the South and Central American end users.

 The NAP of the Americas facility serves as a critical network hub for internet traffic coming to and from Latin America and the Caribbean.

Located in downtown, this data center is structurally designed to withstand Category 5 hurricane winds and is outside both the 500-year flood plain and the Miami-Dade hurricane evacuation zone.

Building

  • 6-story, precast/CMU over steel
  • 7-inch thick steel-reinforced concrete exterior panels
  • Raised floor
  • Located outside FEMA 500-year designated flood zone
  • Equipment floors 32 feet above sea level
  • Category 5 hurricane resistant with approx. 19 million lbs of concrete roof ballast

Compliance

  • HIPAA
  • ISO 27001
  • NIST 800-53/FISMA
  • PCI DSS
  • SOC 1 Type II
  • SOC 2 Type II

Security

  • 24/7 on-site armed security officers
  • Access card
  • Biometric access control
  • Multilevel access control
  • Intrusion detection
  • CCTV surveillance with 30-day video retention

Connectivity

  • Carrier-neutral
  • Over 20 providers
  • Fiber, copper, coax cross-connects
  • Direct access to Equinix Internet Exchange™

Power

  • 6 x 1,100 kW and 6 x 1,760 kW HITECs standby power configuration
  • 4 utility feeders
  • Distributed redundant UPS configuration
  • N+1 UPS redundancy 
  • N+1 standby power redundancy

Cooling

  • 2 x (N+1) cooling redundancy
  • Chilled water, CRAHs
  • Primary chilled water source is city-provided district cooling, backup source is facility-owned air cooled chillers

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Miami an ideal location for colocation or bare metal?

Over the years, Miami, Florida has become a major telecommunications hub, with numerous undersea fiber-optic cables landing there. This helps customers deployed in Miami data centers get high performance connectivity to large markets of end users in Latin America, the Caribbean, and more. Miami can also be a good disaster recovery location deployments in Ashburn and New York, providing similar performance to end users in the East Coast of the United States.

Does Miami have a good climate for data center colocation?

Miami and most of Florida is usually able to avoid extreme weather events like earthquakes, tornadoes, and blizzards. However, hurricanes are a concern, but data center builders and operators in Florida have extensive experience preparing for. Builders are willing to invest in the right safeguards and build their facilities to meet and exceed strict codes to protect them during storms.

Are there data centers in Florida?

According to Data Center Map, there are over 120 data centers throughout Florida. The most popular location is Miami, where multiple submarine cables land, giving people deployed there high speed access to markets abroad. A few other cables terminate in Jacksonville, making it another popular location for data centers.

What is the Florida Internet Exchange (FL-IX) and what are the benefits of peering?

The Florida internet exchange (FL-IX) provides a platform for ISPs and other network operators to exchange internet traffic between North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean. As your business grows its global presence, peering at an exchange point like FL-IX can reduce latency and improve the performance of your network, especially to local markets. Miami’s extensive undersea fiber-optic cable infrastructure, connecting directly to markets in Latin America and the Caribbean, will give your network greater reach by peering. To affordably establish a physical presence in Miami without colocating equipment, schedule a call with NetActuate today, or reach out to sales@netactuate.com

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