| 1. The Hot Site is an alternate facility in another location. It has the capacity to sustain business operations and absorb the additional workload almost immediately, when the primary site is inaccessible, or the services there are unavailable; such a facility will be critical to business survival.
Similar Terms: Hot Backup Site. Related Terms: Alternate Site.
2. A site (data centre, work area) that provides a BCM facility with the relevant work area recovery, telecommunications and IT interfaces and environmentally controlled space capable of providing relatively immediate backup data processing support to maintain the organization's Mission Critical Activities.
(Source: Business Continuity Institute - BCI)
(Source: Disaster Recovery Institute International / Disaster Recovery Journal - DRII/DRJ)