NAP of the Americas

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NAP of the Americas
Miami - NAP of the Americas.jpg
Full nameNAP of the Americas
LocationMiami, Florida
WebsiteEquinix Miami Data Centers

Network Access Point (NAP) of the Americas (also called MI1)[1] is a massive, six-story, 750,000 square foot data center[2] and Internet exchange point[3] in Miami, Florida, operated by Equinix.

The facility is home to 160 network carriers[4] and is a pathway for data traffic from the Caribbean and South and Central America to more than 148 countries.[1]

The NAP of the Americas is built 32 feet above sea level and is designed to withstand Category 5 hurricane-level winds.[1] It serves as a relay for the U.S. Department of State's Diplomatic Telecommunications Service.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c "Miami Data Centers - Internet Exchange Point & Colocation Services by Equinix". Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  2. ^ Rich Miller (May 12, 2009). "A Look Inside the NAP of the Americas". Data Center Knowledge. Retrieved 2010-08-20.
  3. ^ "Euro-IX public resources". Archived from the original on 2008-05-19.
  4. ^ Sparrow, Thomas (January 31, 2013). "Latin America's internet 'brain'" – via
  5. ^ "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.

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Coordinates: 25°46′56.63″N 80°11′35.21″W / 25.7823972°N 80.1931139°W / 25.7823972; -80.1931139