By Abe Covello, Structured Senior Systems Engineer The Playing Field Before any discussion of backup, archive and disaster recovery, you first need to define what you are talking about in each case. While everyone has a slightly different interpretation of what the terms mean, for me they are: Backup - Short-to-medium term storage, fast recovery. Recover data due to hardware/software or human error.Archive - Long-term storage, slow recovery. Primarily for compliance (SOX/HIPAA/PCI).Disaster Recovery - Short-term storage, medium-to-fast recovery. Recover data due to medium-to-large scale issue (fire/natural disaster or cyberattack) that affects the ability of the business to operate/generate revenue. Backup and archive are both similar enough to discuss as a single solution. However, due to the number of stakeholders and moving parts, disaster recovery is best looked at as a separate -- although related and intertwined -- solution to backup. Both protect your business and your data from loss, often in similar ways. But the goal of each is very different. Backup/Archive Strategy For years, the prevailing view of backup was that it was an unpleasant necessity. Backups took many, many hours or days to complete. Data was written off to magnetic tapes, shipped to a warehouse somewhere, and often…

Structured Grows Market Share, Nabs Higher Spot On CRN SP 500


CRN Solution Provider 500 2022

Firm named to SP 500 list for 12th straight year, increasing revenue in a tumultuous pandemic year. PORTLAND, Ore. (June 1, 2022) – Structured proudly announced today that it was named to the highly respected 2022 Solution Provider 500 list by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company. CRN’s annual Solution Provider 500 ranks North…

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Identify, Connect & Protect at the Edge


Aruba ESP Edge Computing

By the Structured Enterprise Networking Team In modern network architectures, more and more data is being generated, analyzed and stored at the “edge” -- not in a traditional data center. That edge better serves users of ubiquitous mobile devices like laptops, phones, and tablets because it puts them closer to their applications and data. But…

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Structured Managed Services Earns SOC 2® Type 2 Compliance


Structured SOC 2 Type 2

Firm proves effective operation of and adherence to strict security controls protecting client data. PORTLAND, Ore. (Nov. 22, 2021) – Structured Managed Services today announced the successful completion of its Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type 2 examination, giving the company a superior mark of distinction among IT service providers. SOC 2 is an auditing…

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Structured Ranks on 2021 CRN Solution Provider 500 List


Structured CRN SP 500 2021 Award

Structured’s pandemic-era leadership, services and annual revenue place it firmly among elite North American solution providers for 2021. PORTLAND, Ore. (June 1, 2021) – Structured announced today that it was named for the 11th consecutive time to the Solution Provider 500 list by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company. Each year CRN compiles the…

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Structured Lands on CRN Tech Elite 250 List for 11th Straight Year


CRN 2021 Tech Elite 250 List

Structured’s technical merit, experience and certifications elevate it among North American solution providers for 2021. PORTLAND, Ore. (April 6, 2021) – Structured announced today that it was named to the laudable 2021 Tech Elite 250 list by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company. This annual list features IT solution providers of all sizes in…

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Structured Helps Secure Department of Defense Supply Chain


CMMC-AB Registered Provider Organization Badge

Firm added to CMMC-AB marketplace as a Registered Provider Organization™ for DOD contractors. PORTLAND, Ore. (March 15, 2021) – Structured announced today that it has ramped up its ability to assist Department of Defense (DOD) contractors in their quest to become CMMC-certified suppliers. With extremely limited exceptions, all companies that supply goods and services to…

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Structured Managed Services Achieves SOC 2 Compliance


AIPCA SOC 2

 A proactive, security-first company, firm launched rigorous process to protect client data and privacy. PORTLAND, Ore. (Feb. 5, 2021) – In this age of advanced and sophisticated threats, Structured and its Managed Services team eagerly and exponentially elevated its capabilities for securing and protecting customer data by obtaining the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) SOC…

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