South Florida Water Management District to House Critical Infrastructure at Terremark’s NAP of the Americas
MIAMI– Terremark Worldwide, Inc. (AMEX:TWW), a leading operator of integrated Tier-1 Internet exchanges and a global provider of managed IT infrastructure solutions for government and private sectors, today announced that the South Florida Water Management District has signed a multi-year contract to house their critical infrastructure at the NAP of the Americas.
The South Florida Water Management District is a regional, governmental agency that oversees the water resources in the southern half of the state – 16 counties from Orlando to the Florida Keys. It is the oldest and largest of the state’s five water management districts. The agency’s mission is to manage and protect water resources of the region by balancing and improving water quality, flood control, natural systems and water supply. A key initiative is cleanup and restoration of the Everglades.
Terremark will provide the South Florida Water Management District with secure and redundant Internet access, co-location space and power. This co-location space will serve as the foundation for the District’s internet and disaster recovery platforms. In addition, the District will use diverse fiber connections into the NAP on an optical network to provide highly resilient connectivity onto the District fiber optic network and to their primary datacenter.
“Flood and drought, like hurricanes and wildfires, have always been a part of subtropical Florida. Proactive planning, monitoring and management can lessen the impact of these natural extremes,” said Sharon Trost, IT Director for South Florida Water Management District. “It is our responsibility to keep the public and other agencies informed at all times. Housing our mission-critical infrastructure in a secure, reliable and accessible facility like the NAP provides us the up-time that we require to alert the public in the event of these natural extremes.”
“The work of the South Florida Water Management District is critical to the well-being of our community,” said Manuel D. Medina, Chairman and CEO of Terremark Worldwide Inc. “We are delighted that they have decided to house their mission critical infrastructure with us, as the NAP continues to be the facility of choice for government entities such as Miami-Dade County, Cities like Coral Gables, Doral, Miami Beach and others, who entrust their infrastructure to us for a more secure, reliable and cost-effective solution.”
About Terremark Worldwide, Inc.
Terremark Worldwide, Inc. (AMEX:TWW) is a leading operator of integrated Tier-1 Internet exchanges and a global provider of managed IT infrastructure solutions for government and private sectors. Terremark delivers its portfolio of services from seven locations in the U.S., Europe and Latin America and from four service aggregation and distribution locations, which aggregate network traffic and distribute network-based services in Europe and Asia to meet specific customer needs. Terremark’s flagship facility, the NAP of the Americas, is the model for the carrier-neutral Internet exchanges the company has in Santa Clara, California (NAP of the Americas/West), in Sao Paulo, Brazil (NAP do Brasil) and in Madrid, Spain (NAP de las Americas – Madrid). The carrier-neutral NAP of the Americas is a state-of-the-art facility that provides exchange point, colocation and managed services. Terremark is headquartered at 2601 S. Bayshore Drive, 9th Floor, Miami, Florida USA, (305) 856-3200. More information about Terremark Worldwide can be found at www.terremark.com.