CARFAX Selects Data Center for Connectivity & Redundancy

CARFAX Deploys New IT Footprint in Data Centers Interconnected from Coast-to-Coast

CARFAX is America’s leading provider of vehicle history reports for used cars and light trucks. Through its web site, the company offers its main product, the CARFAX Vehicle History Report, an in-depth history of an individual vehicle that includes all its recorded purchases, ownership transfers, and servicing, and any accidents or police incidents.

The Challenge

CARFAX’s website, which delivers about 2 billion reports and search results per year, was hosted in two company-owned data centers in the company’s original facilities. As their IT footprint grew, CARFAX was rapidly running out of space to support its operations.

CARFAX wanted to distribute their colocation solutions across data centers in three different locations for production and disaster recovery efforts. To do this, they needed a colocation provider with top-tier facilities, geographic footprint, service flexibility, and connectivity capabilities to create their data center platform.

The Requirements

CARFAX was seeking:

  • A scalable environment to provide room for further growth
  • Flexible contracts to ramp into their space
  • Quick response to changing infrastructure
  • Complete redundancy and 100% uptime
  • Geographic diversity to complementing their regional focus and disaster recovery plan
  • Robust interconnectivity between sites
  • Exceptional service.


A Reliable Partner for Success

“Our online business has increased to the point where our legacy infrastructure has limited ability to support our continued growth. And our private data center can’t support the IT infrastructure we need to deliver our products and services,” stated Joedy Lenz, Chief Technology Officer of CARFAX.

Learn how CARFAX sought to meet its selection criteria with a colocation provider and why it ultimately selected CyrusOne’s data center.

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