Site: NAP of the Americas - Equinix Miami MI1

Company: Equinix
Metro: Miami
State: Flordia
Country: United States
Region: North America
Region: Americas
Region: World
Short Code: NOTA
50 NE 9th Street

Total Building SqFt: 744,000
Gross SqFt: 355,000
Total Power: ??? NN
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PUE: 1.71
Ownership: Equinix owns the building.

Equinix has 4 data centers in the Miami area, but the MI1 site is their flagship. Not only is it the biggest Equinix facility in Flordia, but it is the best connected. Equinix acquired NOTA as well as 28 other data centers from Verizon in 2017.

The Nap of the Americas is the Gateway to Latin America

Equinix MI1, also known as the NAP of the Americas (NOTA), is the key gateway for traffic to Latin America. The Nap of the Americas is a massive six-story building was originally constructed in 2001 by Terremark before being acquired by Verizon in 2011.

NOTA Building is Large and Solid

  • 750,000square-foot,purpose-built data center
  • The building is 6 stories with 125,000 for each floor plate
  • Tier-IV class facility with redundant power and cooling infrastructure
  • Datacenter floor built 32 feet above sea level
  • Designed to withstand Category 5 hurricane-level winds
  • Seven-inch thick steel-reinforced concrete exterior panels

Security and Federal Business

The NAP of the Americas has a centrally-located Command Center manned by security personnel 24 hours a day. Security personnel monitor all security cameras, guard building entrance and exit access points, and control key card access to elevators, floors and roof areas. In addition, environmental sensors notify tenants and mobilize rescue in case of emergency. The entire 125,000 square foot third floor of the facility is dedicated to Federal government users, many of whom operate in SCIF’ed areas; access to this floor is restricted to US citizens and requires a government clearance. NAP of the Americas holds a Top Secret Facility Clearance as assigned by DSS.

Map and Nearby Locations:

50 NE 9th Street

SITES within 15 miles of NAP of the Americas - Equinix Miami MI1

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Distance Site name SqFt MW
0.25 miles Level3: 49 Northwest 5th
0.45 miles Fiberhub MIA1
0.45 miles Atlantic Metro MIA2 1
0.45 miles QuadraNet Miami
0.45 miles DataBank MIA1 23,200 2
0.45 miles Equinix Miami MI2 17,545 1
0.45 miles ColoHouse 24,000
0.45 miles 36 NE 2nd - Digital Realty 2
0.56 miles Volico MIA1 1
0.66 miles Cogent: 200 SE 1st 5,368
Front Entrance of Equinix's MI1 site. Circa 2018

NOTA Side View w Red Paint
Source: Phillip Pessar, Flickr
Nap of the Americas - Overhead
Source: Equinix
NAP when owned by Terremark
Source: Terremark
Front Entrance of Equinix's MI1 site. Circa 2018
Front Entrance of NOTA 2018

Front Entrance of Equinix's MI1 site. Circa 2018

Source: Equinix
NOTA Meet Me Room
NOTA Interior
Beautiful Interior
Unfinished Floor at the NAP
Entrance to a Switch Room
Roped Off Colo Area
Terremark Entrance

December 2018

Overview of EQIX's four data centers in Miami

December 2018

PDF Datasheet for MI1

October 2011

A "Terremark" data sheet when the site was owned by Verizon.