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Miami Colocation Data Center

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With 30,000 of enclosed space, this Category 5 rated facility is designed to withstand flood damage and carries a wind rating of 185 MPH.

Data Center Features

Address

11234 NW 20th Street Miami, FL 33172

Building Specifications

  • 30,000 sq. ft. of total enclosed space
  • 20,000 sq. ft. of 36” raised floor  
  • Construction type: precast concrete structure with reinforced steel; double-tee roof is 24” deep with a 2 1/2” concrete topping; building has 15’ clear height from top of raised floor to bottom of precast concrete double tee stems; 185 MPH wind rating
  • Located in a low risk flood area, Flood Zone X (unshaded); 10 Feet above the 500-year floodplain

Connectivity

  • Carrier-neutral facility providing access to multiple providers for local, fiber and Internet connectivity
  • Diverse entrances and local central office redundancy
  • QTS Metro Connect Service to NAP of the Americas® (Carrier Hotel)
  • Internal cabling, copper, coax or fiber access, to carrier bandwidth using cable management systems throughout the facility

Security

  • All building entrances require card key access; data center floor and secured areas require card key and two-factor biometric authentication (finger print and iris scan) with a “man-trap” entrance
  • CCTV monitoring, single site entrance with security office and secure check-in; property surrounded entirely by a seven (7) foot high fence  
  • Guards on-site 24x7x365; active patrols both inside and outside the facility  
  • Cameras cover inside and exterior of building, property perimeter, all entrances, alternate workspace and data center floor; roof of building is monitored with CCTV and motion detectors

Power

  • Utility power is provided via dual FP&L feeds to two (2) independent 2000KVA electrical transformers
  • Three (3) 2MW diesel generators feed parallel redundant UPS systems  
  • The facility has a total of seven (7) UPS Units; Three (3) 450KW Liebert UPS modules in an N+1 configuration, another three (3) 450KW Liebert UPS modules in an N+1 configuration and one (1) standalone 800KW Three Phase UPS backup unit used during maintenance windows
  • On-site diesel fuel will enable the facility to run at full capacity for one week  
  • All power cabling below floors is installed in either conduit or sealtight flexible conduit with approved connectors to all equipment  
  • 60,000 gallons of diesel – site can last 25 days without utility power

Cooling

  • The facility is equipped with twenty-seven (27) 30 ton Liebert CRAC units; Air-cooled chillers and CRAC units are N+1 redundant
  • Air temperature under floor maintained at 68º ± 5º with humidity at 50% ± 5%
  • Leak detection under all raised floor
"Working with QTS has been an efficient and proactive process. Two-way communication enabled us to tackle the complexities of transitioning a data center while maintaining momentum."

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