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On Risk Management, Business Continuity, and Security
26 March, 2017
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Hot Site (Definition)

Backup site fully equipped to take over data processing operations at short notice. Contains fully configured equipment and communications links. Data is frequently or continuously replicated from the live site to the hot site, either by data communication links or physical transport of backup media.

Hot Sites provide a very high level of disaster recovery protection, but the cost of maintaining a hot site facility can be extremely high.

See Also: Alternate Site.

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