Sometimes the best place to start with IT is right at square one. Over the years, we’ve helped many customers dig deep into their IT and discover new, creative ways of tackling their most pressing and complex problems. We’ve aggregated a few below. Enjoy! Dig in and find helpful starting points for critical IT problems.
This page is a great place to start if you are exploring new solutions that you haven’t previously deployed, or stepping into a complex telecom/IT project for the first time. If you would like more information on any of these points, feel free to reach out and we’ll connect you with WIN sales and engineering to help walk you through each step of the design and deployment process.
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In the 1990s, the Internet was often referred to as the information superhighway. It was a great descriptor at the time, but is – if anything – an understatement today. In an age where everything from our financial security to our social lives flow through Internet pipes, it may be better to start calling it the lifeblood of civilization.
Since 1999 WIN has supported multiple ISPs with our highly available network and technical staff. Today, over 100,000 end users rely on the WIN network for their connectivity and Internet services.
10Mbps to 100Gbps+
We know that every project is unique and no two Internet circuits are the same. That’s why we offer a wide range of Internet connectivity, from 10Mbps up to 100Gbps and beyond.
In 2014, WIN was one of the first in our region to deploy a production 100Gbps link for a customer. Since then, we’ve continued to deploy 100Gbps for customers that need a solution that can handle big bandwidth consistently. From healthcare organizations to big business, there will always be use cases that demand cutting-edge technology, and the WIN operations team is ready to help.
The WIN network is built to serve the Upper Midwest and is connected with national peering partners to get customers anywhere they need, nationwide.
Below are some tech specs for the transit and peering connections and core routers of the WIN network. This will give you a better idea of how you can utilize WIN as a part of your overall transit design or the entire link.
Tier 1 Transit Connections
- Hurricane Electric
- Minneapolis, MN
- Madison, WI
- Chicago, Il
- Ashburn, VA
- San Jose, CA
- Eau Claire, WI (x2)
- Camp Douglas, WI
- Elk Lake, WI
- Madison, WI
For more information about our regional and national connections, send us an email. We’re more than happy to talk tech!
In a world where virtually every system and process of modern business runs online, there are few things worse than the loss of data. Human resource records, patient information, financial data, and more all run through the Internet in fragile ones and zeroes.
To lose that data can take a fraction of a second; to recover, years.
Safeguard your information and business with Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity (BC) from WIN. Our data center is a secure and protected facility ready for short-term information replication or long-term archiving.
WIN’s data center is designed and maintained to be a flexible environment so customers of all sizes can leverage it as a solution to pressing IT challenges. For some, it means data backup to protect against unexpected data loss at their primary site. For others, a full blown relocation of their existing server infrastructure from their office building to our secure data center.
Our data center is located inside WIN headquarters in Eau Claire, WI. This means your equipment will be mere steps from our Network Management Center, staffed round-the-clock and every day of the year. The NMC keeps continual watch over all WIN Internet connections and utility feeds. Additionally, they are available upon request as remote hands to help you oversee and maintain your equipment while it is in our care.