CompTIA Security+ Question A-12

Which of the following disaster recovery strategies has the highest cost and shortest recovery time?

A. Warm site
B. Hot site
C. Cold site
D. Co-location site

Answer: B

A hot site is a location that can provide operations within hours of a failure. This type of site would have servers, networks, and telecommunications equipment in place to reestablish service in a short time. Hot sites provide network connectivity, systems, and preconfigured software to meet the needs of an organization. Databases can be kept up-to-date using network connections. These types of facilities are expensive, and they’re primarily suitable for short-term situations.