Definitions for "Hot Site"
A computer facility intended to provide emergency processing for damaged systems. Computers and power are already installed and simply waiting for the current data sets to be loaded.
A fully operational offsite data processing facility equipped with both hardware and system software to be used in the event of a disaster or for business continuity or disaster recovery. An option selected when the Recovery Time Objective is less than 12 minutes.
Backup site fully equipped to take over data processing operations at short notice. Contains fully configured computer equipment and live communications links. Computer files and data are frequently replicated and synchronized from the live site to the hot site.