NAP: the data processing center that connects Latin America

Security and robustness in the flow of information is crucial for the modern world to function properly. When someone hears the term “the cloud,” they imagine something very ethereal taking place in cyberspace. In some way it is, but the cloud always has a physical body that houses it.

The future of digital communication and information in Latin America is stored and goes through one of the most important physical fortresses in the world. It is the Network Access Point of the Americas, or NAP, one of the largest data processing centers in the world, with more than 66,000 square meters capable of withstanding category five hurricanes.

If you are a private user, this is already very good, but if you are an information company whose success depends on an uninterrupted service and data management, that is not only the best solution, but it is the only reliable one to satisfy the needs of your clients.


What is NAP and how does it work

If you’ve ever wondered how the details of corporate connectivity affect network performance and a company’s business strategy, you need to know the benefits of NAP. The truth is that many people do not know what factors can affect their connectivity. Understanding these concepts is critical for businesses.

The NAP is one or more locations with a high level of connectivity in the United States, specifically based in Miami Florida, where several of the submarine cables that link the region with the rest of the world arrive. Its facilities house 160 network operators, and constitute a route for data traffic from Central America, the Caribbean, and South America, to more than 150 countries.

The NAP of the Americas is built 32 feet above sea level and is designed to withstand hurricane force winds. In addition, it provides access to 15 submarine cable landings, and serves as a relay for the Diplomatic Telecommunications Service of the United States Department of State.

In it, different providers (ISPs) and telecommunications companies configure their POPs (Points of Presence), allowing any company to easily use their connectivity services. The interconnection between these lines and the companies allows customers to reach anywhere in the world through the ultra-secure connections provided by the NAP.


The benefits of being inside Altia Smart City and having connection to the NAP

GK, one of the largest textile manufacturers in Central America, with presence in countries like Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico, and owner of the modern Altia Smart Cities located in Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula, is proud to offer companies full connectivity to the NAP of the Americas, through 3 fiber optic submarine cables, providing cost-effective telecommunications of the highest quality.

Any company whose strategy includes developing regional and global reach, or vertical growth for ITO and BPO environments, should be part of the NAP. After all, it is the ideal place for you to reach your connectivity and growth goals quickly and easily.

The NAP in Altia is a great solution that telecommunications companies have found to allow their customers to make successful connections, and thus be able to expand their reach without losing the quality of the Internet connection. Being part of the NAP will increase the variety and performance of connections, and improve the interconnection with global data centers.


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