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Figuring out what kind of disaster recovery (DR) site your organization needs requires careful planning, and you will have to balance costs against any risks. Cold, warm and hot sites defined Cold site Space and associated infrastructure (e.g., power, telecoms and environmental controls to support IT systems), which will only be installed when disaster recovery (DR) services are activated. Warm site Site that’s partially equipped with some of the equipment (e.g., computing hardware and software, and supporting personnel); organizations install additional equipment, computing hardware and software, and supporting personnel when DR services are activated. Hot site Fully equipped site with the required equipment, computing hardware/software and supporting personnel; it’s also fully functional and manned on a 24x7 basis so that it’s ready for organizations to operate their IT systems when DR services are activated. Source: ISO/IEC 24762:2008 One of the toughest disaster recovery (DR) issues to resolve -- and potentially one of the most expensive decisions in a ... Access >>>
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