When driving, it’s important to keep your eyes on the road and maintain a clear view of where you’re headed so you can avoid obstacles and arrive at your destination as quickly as possible. This same philosophy is a driving force at Visteon, a firm that designs and manufactures vehicle cockpit electronics, connected car solutions and an autonomous vehicle platform.
Once a division of the Ford Motor Compay, Visteon’s primary challenge was how to provide a smooth path toward reorganizing its business after it divested from its parent corporation. The solution was to create a decentralized, cloud-based IT model that allowed for maximum flexibility and scalability to adapt to the company’s changing needs.
To do this, CenturyLink assembled a team of technical, service and support experts to help Visteon develop a roadmap for migrating its legacy centralized data center to a decentralized network of multiple data centers around the world. The team approach meant that the right resources were available to work through any local data privacy and sovereignty regulations as well as meet international standards. This strategy laid the groundwork that would allow the company to streamline its core business while divesting specific product groups that no longer fit the company’s future direction.
By utilizing CenturyLink’s Dedicated Cloud Compute infrastructure, Visteon was able to connect its data centers around the world via Ethernet Private Line and take advantage of the platform’s unified storage, backup and intelligent hosting services. The result is a more agile organization that spends less time on maintenance and support and responds more quickly to business demands.
Visteon is now focused on developing new technologies that will revolutionize the autonomous car industry. With CenturyLink as its partner, the company is well-prepared to face the unknowns on the road ahead.
Learn more about how CenturyLink helped Visteon avoid potential potholes in the road as it drives its autonomous car business forward.