NAP Of The Americas Data Center Is Being Expanded

Downtown Miami’s NAP of the Americas is already one of the most important data centers in the world, and the owner is now adding capacity.

Data center operator Equinix says the first phase of build out of the fifth floor has now been completed, at a cost of $60 million.

A second phase is also in the works.

The six-story, 750,000-square-foot building is built with 7-inch thick steel-reinforced concrete walls. There are three radomes on the roof, with satellite dishes covered so that no one knows where they are pointed (for security reasons).

Buildout of a new ground floor entrance area to the building is expected to be completed in February 2019, and completion of the second phase of the fifth floor buildout is also planned.

About 90% of data traffic from Central and South America passes through the building, and the region is forecast to have the highest growth in Interconnection Bandwidth in the world through 2020.


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