A hot site-an alternative site can be a hot site, a warm site, or a cold site.
hot site - a location that can provide operations within hours of a failure. all equipment and software is pre-configured to be instantly available to the network. databases are synced in real time and operational data is backed up on a regular basis, ensuring the least amount of down-time and data dissimilarities. hot sites can also double as off-site storage facilities, providing immediate access to archives and backup media. very expensive to implement and maintain because all hardware and software costs are typically doubled.