CARFAX Selects Global Data Center Services Provider CyrusOne to House 11
Billion Vehicle History Records
Quality customer service combined with high-quality facilities and proximity,
accessibility, and interconnectedness of locales clinches the deal
DALLAS -- January 31, 2013
Global data center servicesprovider CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE), announced today
that CARFAX, a trusted provider of vehicle history information, selected
CyrusOne’s “Massively Modular” Carrollton, Texas, facility to house its 11
billion vehicle history records.
With the most comprehensive vehicle history database in North America, CARFAX
supplies vehicle history data in the form of reports used by thousands of
businesses, car dealers, law enforcement groups, service providers, government
entities, and millions of consumers to make informed purchase decisions.
CARFAX was attracted to CyrusOne’s commitment to customer service, its
high-quality facility specifications, the proximity of CyrusOne’s Carrollton
facility to CARFAX operations, and the accessibility and interconnectedness of
CyrusOne’s footprint overall.
“We knew we wanted a data center partner so we could focus more of our
attention on our core business. And while we expect to benefit from the space,
power, cooling, and corresponding uptime delivery that CyrusOne offers, the
big differentiator for selecting CyrusOne was the unmatched level of customer
service its people deliver,” said Joedy Lenz, vice president and chief
technology officer, CARFAX. “CyrusOne built a team to support us that is
knowledgeable, helpful, and responsive, which helps develop a sense of trust.
They prove through every interaction that the company is truly interested in
the success of our business.”
CyrusOne’s ability to satisfy its customers is supported by the exceptional
responsiveness and full transparency engrained in CyrusOne’s culture. Its
delivery platform enables application of industry best practices and provides
customers with self-service, reporting, and overall management. CyrusOne also
offers flexible, scalable solutions with the top-tier availability that
growing businesses need—all supported by available 100% uptime service level
In addition to customer service and transparency, CARFAX was attracted to the
CyrusOne data center in Carrollton, just outside Dallas, because of the
high-quality facility specifications. The site offers the potential for
400,000 square feet of colocated floor space to allow for expansion over time
and 250 watts per foot or more via N+1 and 2N architecture using CyrusOne’s
mesh design. CyrusOne’s mesh design is capable of delivering 100 percent
“Beyond the quality of the Carrollton facility and its proximity to our
Columbia operations, we liked the flexibility CyrusOne offered in terms of
multiple locations across the country that are easily accessible by commercial
air, and its interconnection capability,” said Lenz.
CyrusOne has data center locations across the United States, Europe, and Asia
that give customers the flexibility and scale to perfectly match their
specific growth needs. In December 2012, the company began piloting in Texas
the first statewide Internet Exchange in the country. Connecting all of its
facilities in Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio, the offering is
scheduled to formally launch by February 2013.
“Our data centers are top tier and located where our customers want to be, but
the appreciation we hear from CARFAX regarding our customer service is what
really makes us unique,” said Dottie Spruce, executive vice president of
sales, CyrusOne. “It’s at the core of who we are as a company and at the core
of the people we attract to work for us. Our company’s innate drive for
excellence is why we serve a roster of customers that includes more than 100
of the Fortune 1000 companies and nine of the Fortune 20. To secure and
maintain relationships with such marquee brands as CARFAX, we must continue
building on our legacy of delivering and delighting beyond their expectations.
Time and again we’ve proven we are up to the task.”
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CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) specializes in highly reliable enterprise-class,
carrier-neutral data center properties. The company provides mission-critical
data center facilities that protect and ensure the continued operation of IT
infrastructure for more than 500 customers, including nine of the Fortune 20
and more than 100 of the Fortune 1000 companies.
CyrusOne’s data center offerings provide the flexibility, reliability, and
security that enterprise customers require and are delivered through a
tailored, customer service-focused platform designed to foster long-term
relationships. CyrusOne is committed to full transparency in communication,
management, and service delivery throughout its 24 data centers worldwide.
CARFAX is the vehicle history expert for used car buyers, sellers, and the
automotive industry.CARFAX created the Vehicle History Report in 1986 and
maintains the largest vehicle history database ever assembled, comprising over
11 billion vehicle records from more than 34,000 sources across North America.
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