NAP of the Americas

Coordinates: 25°46′56.63″N 80°11′35.21″W / 25.7823972°N 80.1931139°W / 25.7823972; -80.1931139
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NAP of the Americas
Miami - NAP of the Americas.jpg
Former namesVerizon Terremark
Alternative namesNOTA
General information
Location50 NE 9th Street, Miami, Florida, United States
Coordinates25°46′57″N 80°11′35″W / 25.782397°N 80.193114°W / 25.782397; -80.193114
OwnerEquinix Inc.
Technical details
Floor count6
Floor area750,000 sq ft (70,000 m2)[1]
Equinix Miami Data Centers

Network Access Point (NAP) of the Americas (also called MI1)[2] is a massive, six-story, 750,000 square foot data center[3] and Internet exchange point[4] in Miami, Florida, operated by Equinix. It is one of the world's largest data centers and among the 10th most interconnected data centers in the United States.[5][6] It is located at 50 NE 9th Street in downtown Miami.[5][7]

The facility is home to 160 network carriers[8] and is a pathway for data traffic from the Caribbean and South and Central America to more than 150 countries.[2][6][9] It is also home to one of the K-roots of the Domain Name System.[10]

The NAP of the Americas is built 32 feet above sea level and is designed to withstand Category 5 hurricane-level winds.[2] It provides access to 15 subsea cable landings and serves as a relay for the U.S. Department of State's Diplomatic Telecommunications Service.[7][11]


The NAP of the Americas was built to serve as a major hub for network traffic between the United States and Latin America. It was also known as Verizon Terremark and was operated by Terremark Worldwide (TRMK), a subsidiary of Verizon Communications.[12] In 2016, the building was purchased by Equinix Inc. for $3.6 billion.[6]


The center is Equinix Miami International Business Exchange (IBX) data facility (Equinix MI1 IBX), offering direct peering access to more than 600 Equinix business and enterprise customers, including more than 160 enterprises and 135 networks, cloud and IT services. Peering networks include AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud, Oracle, Voxility,[13] INAP.[9][14]

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  1. ^ "Behind the scenes of Latin America's internet 'brain'". BBC News. BBC News. Retrieved 1 September 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "Miami Data Centers - Internet Exchange Point & Colocation Services by Equinix". Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  3. ^ Rich Miller (May 12, 2009). "A Look Inside the NAP of the Americas". Data Center Knowledge. Retrieved 2010-08-20.
  4. ^ "Euro-IX public resources". Archived from the original on 2008-05-19.
  5. ^ a b "Behind the scenes of Latin America's internet 'brain'". BBC News. 2013-01-31. Retrieved 2021-09-02.
  6. ^ a b c "Why Equinix is Buying Verizon Data Centers for $3.6B". Data Center Knowledge. 2016-12-06. Retrieved 2021-09-02.
  7. ^ a b Dahlberg, Nancy. "Equinix buys 29 data centers from Verizon, including NAP of the Americas". Miami Herald. Retrieved 2021-09-01.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ Sparrow, Thomas (January 31, 2013). "Latin America's internet 'brain'" – via
  9. ^ a b "Miami data centers". Retrieved 2021-09-01.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ "New Instance of RIPE NCC Operated K-root Server Deployed in Miami, USA". RIPE Network Coordination Centre. Retrieved 2021-09-02.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ "5-FAH 2 H-510: DTS Network". U.S. Department of State Foreign Affairs Manual Volume 5 Handbook 2: Telecommunications Handbook. U.S. Department of State. June 6, 2012. Retrieved December 13, 2015.
  12. ^ "A Look Inside the NAP of the Americas". Data Center Knowledge. 2009-05-12. Retrieved 2021-09-02.
  13. ^ "Voxility: Equinix MIA1 (Terremark NAP) Miami Data Center". Retrieved 2021-09-02.
  14. ^ "INAP: Miami Data Center". Retrieved 2021-09-02.

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