Equinix MI1 NAP of the Americas (“NOTA”) International Business Exchange™ (IBX) is home to the primary network exchange between the U.S. and Latin America. Join us on a tour of MI1 to see for yourself how the power of Equinix has resurrected this facility to a state of the art, highly interconnected data center. With the goal of making MI1 the most advanced data center in the world, Equinix will continue to improve and develop MI1 with the most advanced upgrades and enhancements, efficiency improvements, and security services available. After the tour, hear from industry executives on how you can accelerate your journey to the cloud with Equinix and their technology partners.
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, completed the acquisition of 29 data centers and their operations from Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) earlier this year. The U.S. $3.6 billion all cash transaction increased Equinix’s global footprint to 175 data centers in 44 key global markets, accelerating Equinix's ability to help companies extend their IT operations to the digital edge through the interconnection of people, locations, clouds and data.
As part of this transaction, Equinix acquired The NAP of the Americas "NOTA" MI1 facility in Miami which will serve as a key interconnection point and as a strategic hub for Equinix customer deployments servicing Latin America. As the fourth largest Internet exchange point in the U.S., MI1 hosts the termination points of 15 subsea cable systems and more than 120 global networks interconnecting to approximately 150 countries. Combined with the newly acquired data centers in Bogotá and São Paulo, and substantial existing presence in Brazil, MI1 will strategically position Equinix in the growing Latin American market.
Located in Downtown Miami, MI1 is a network-rich site, allowing easy connectivity to key carriers such as AT&T, CenturyLink, and Verizon.
MI1 provides a pathway or data traffic from the Caribbean and South and Central America to approximately 150 countries worldwide, making this IBX the gateway to the Americas.
Global CIO, Customer Success Organization, Equinix
Milind Wagle joined Equinix in April 2010 and serves as the Global CIO within the Customer Success Organization. Wagle leads the global IT team and oversees the solution delivery for enterprise applications, information security and end-user technology infrastructure support for Equinix’s thousands of global employees.
Senior Vice President of Sales, Equinix
Corey Dyer comes to Equinix with more than 20 years of global sales and management experience. As senior vice president of sales, he’s responsible for driving customer-focused data center and interconnectivity solutions across all sales channels in the Americas. He prioritizes client service and developing cost-effective solutions to meet customer and market demands.
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Global Communication Networks
Chris Palermo is the CEO and Founder of Global Communication Networks, Inc. (GCN), a Florida corporation has been a B2B Telecommunication organization for over ten years. GCN represents more than 200 service providers worldwide. It delivers extremely cost-effective voice, data, cloud, colocation and managed data services solutions anywhere in the world.
Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder, Rapidscale
Will Hiatt is the Co-founder and CTO of Rapidscale, a company that provides personalized cloud solutions to businesses across the globe. He has over thirteen years of experience in the IT industry and a deep understanding and knowledge of enterprise systems implementations, with an emphasis on access, virtualization, storage and disaster recovery.