Full Throttle: AutoNation Embraces Hybrid Infrastructure
An 18-month network upgrade to a hybrid infrastructure allows the 27,000-employee company to keep many of its legacy operations on-premises while splitting new operations between the cloud and its data center — ultimately injecting scalability, flexibility, resiliency and speed into the IT operations of its 350 locations.
Adam Rasner, Vice President, Technology Operations, AutoNation
Joe Paxton, Senior Manager, Network Services, AutoNation
- The hybrid infrastructure has enabled the company’s IT team to move from a “firefighting” model to one that is project-based.
- To inject speed into AutoNation’s operations, the IT team introduced a Cisco-based route switching fabric, which scales up to 160 gigabytes per second.
- The cloud offers scalability and flexibility to new projects or applications that may otherwise take longer to implement on-premises, speeding time to market.