Equinix has completed it's acquisition of 13 Bell Canada's data centers. The acquisition was first announced in June 2020. Bell had operated the facilities under the Q9 brand. It partially acquired Q9 in 2012 for $1.1 billion and in 2016 it acquired the remainder for $675 million. This deal ...
Country: United States
Region: North America
Short Code: NOTA
Gross SqFt: 355,000
Total Power: 17.45 Megawatts
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.
Picture of Nap of the Americas: