During a disaster, organizations may need to shift their computing functions from their primary data center to an alternate facility designed to carry the load when the primary site is unavailable or nonfunctioning. In this video, you will learn about the different options for alternate processing facilities, including hot sites, warm sites, cold sites, and the offsite storage of backup data.
- [Instructor] During a disaster,…organizations may need to shift their computing functions…from their primary data center…to an alternate facility designed to carry the load…when the primary site is unavailable or nonfunctioning.…Disaster recovery sites are alternate processing facilities…specifically designed for this purpose.…Most of the time they sit idle,…waiting to step in when an emergency situation arises.…There are three main types of alternate processing facility,…hot sites, cold sites, and warm sites.…
Hot sites are the premier form…of disaster recovery facility.…They are fully operational data centers…that have all of the equipment and data…required to handle operations ready to run.…Technology staff can activate the hot site…at a moment's notice.…And in many cases,…the hot site will actually activate itself…if the primary site fails.…This provides an unparalleled level of redundancy,…but it also comes at great expense.…
The costs of building and maintaining a hot site…are typically similar to those…
- Building an incident response program
- Escalation and notification
- eDiscovery process
- Conducting investigations
- System and file forensics
- Reporting and documenting incidents
- Business continuity planning
- Validating backups
- Testing BC/DR plans
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 06/01/2018. What changed?
A: We updated three videos, covering creating an incident response program, communications plan, and response team.