Alternative sites and disaster recovery

Compare hot sites and mobile sites.

Task Requirements

Many organizations plan for disasters by arranging for an alternative site in which the organization can

continue operations if the main location is unable to function. These alternate locations can be in different

buildings, different cities, or even different states, which depend on the type of disaster being prepared


A hot site includes all the equipment and data necessary to take over business functions. A mobile site

can be set up in an outside space close to an impacted site.

Answer the following question(s):

1. In what type of situation would you choose a hot site rather than a mobile site? Explain your


2. In what type of situation would you choose a mobile site rather than a hot site? Explain your


Fully address the questions in this discussion; provide valid rationale for your choices.

Required Resources

§ Course textbook

§ Internet access

Submission Requirements

§ Format: Microsoft Word (or compatible)

§ Font: Arial, size 12, double-space

§ Citation Style: Follow your school’s preferred style guide

§ Length: 1/2–1 page