Founded in 1999, Wisconsin Independent Network (WIN) was created by a consortium of 31 rural phone companies in Wisconsin. Servicing Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and Minnesota, WIN provides fiber-optic networking, consulting and data center services to its members and their customers.
When WIN opened its colocation data center in 2008, they had in-house expertise but found that they needed help in a range of specialized areas. “Our uninterruptible power supply vendor recommended 2NSystems, their regional value-added reseller (VAR), for help with power,” says Matt Yach, senior director-network engineering and operations at WIN. “We quickly discovered that 2NSystems was more than a VAR. They had a wealth of knowledge in a variety of areas and could provide engineering services without a lot of extra cost.”