11 Nov Practice Question: Alternate Processing Facilities
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Andy is developing requirements for a disaster recovery site and needs the ability to recover operations as quickly as possible. Which one of the following recovery site options provides the quickest activation time?
A. Warm site
B. Mobile site
C. Cold site
D. Hot site
Correct Answer: D.
Cold sites have only basic infrastructure available and require the longest period of time to activate operations. They are also the cheapest option. Warm sites add hardware, and possible software, to the mix but do not have a current copy of the data running. They require hours to activate. Hot sites are up and running at all times and can assume operations at a moment’s notice. They are the most expensive option. Mobile sites are transportable on trailers and are a good choice for a last-minute recovery plan.