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Cloud Services

What are Cloud Services?

Cloud services are a network of remote servers hosted on the internet. The Cloud enables organizations to move their server infrastructure off-premises — freeing them from having to store data on their own machines and devices while also giving users access to resources, data and applications from almost anywhere and on any device.  

There are three types of cloud services — Public, Private and Hybrid. Each cloud solution offers benefits to address different business needs. Whether you are looking for basic data storage or more advanced offerings like Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities, it is important to consider the benefits and requirements of each cloud solution before selecting the fit for your organization.   

Cloud Services from WIN include:

  • An assessment of your server environment to determine the best solution for your IT infrastructure needs 
  • Secure hosting at our WIN Data Centers or partner data centers 
  • Hardware, software, licensing and storage for your IT Infrastructure needs 
  • Monitoring, support and maintenance 24/7

Cloud Services could be right for you if:

Your organization operates remotely or across multiple locations

Cloud services make it easy to access your data from anywhere with an internet connection and on any device.

Your IT staff is overwhelmed by managing and securing your on-premise data center

Free up your IT staff to focus on core business initiatives by handing the physical maintenance and management of your hardware and server infrastructure over to a cloud services provider.    

Your organization is struggling to keep up with fluctuating workloads and rapid growth

A cloud services solution makes it easy to scale resources up or down as needed.   

Your organization needs a secure location to store sensitive data

Some cloud solutions are dedicated to a single organization and allow for custom security policies that enhance data security and privacy. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Many people assume that cost savings always apply to cloud solutions. While the cloud can reduce costs in some cases, it is not guaranteed. Costs will vary depending on usage, configuration, and the type of cloud solution you choose.  

Another assumption is that cloud solutions have enhanced security features and high availability. While cloud services can provide these benefits, they typically come with an additional cost. In addition, while cloud services often do offer excellent performance, factors like network latency and resource allocation can affect performance.   

For peace of mind, you can augment your cloud solution by adding additional disaster recovery features including redundancy, enhanced backup and recovery, and failover capabilities.   

Cloud migration requires careful planning, assessing existing workloads, selecting the appropriate migration strategies and testing the solution thoroughly before migration. Cloud service providers, like WIN, will have the migration services and tools necessary to support your organization through this process.  

Benefits of cloud services include the ability to scale service easily, reduce your on-premises hardware footprint, reduce energy costs, and ensure remote workers are not impacted by local outages.  

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Working With Us

What to expect from a strategic partnership with WIN Technology

Understanding Fit

Our process is collaborative from the start. As we discuss your expectations, we communicate openly, and we keep the promises we make.

Understanding Needs

Through our discovery process, we seek to build an accurate understanding of your needs so that a sound and mutually understandable promise can be made.

Right-Sizing the Effort

The elements of your proposal are refined as your needs become clear. This ensures alignment on the anticipated value of what we commit to deliver to you.

Proving Competency

As we engage in the project, we monitor and discuss status, performance, changes and improvements through our established delivery and communication practices. 

Partnering for the Future

Throughout our partnership, as we keep the promises we have made to you, we enrich the value of services with a continuous focus on practical next steps.