What is a hot-site/cold-site?

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What is the difference between a hot-site and a cold-site...

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This question was answered on February 18, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The difference between these two is that a hot-site is a data processing facility equipped with both hardware and system software to be used in the event of a disaster or for disaster recovery And a cold site only provides the physical space for recovery operations while the organization using the space provides its own hardware and software systems

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 18, 2004