In DR which is better option?

Hot Site86%

Cold Site14%


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Senior Director, Defense Programs in Software, 5,001 - 10,000 employees
It depends what “better” means. If you’re optimizing for ensuring business continuity and minimizing downtime in the event of a disaster or disruption. In disaster recovery, a hot site is fully operational that is immediately available so could be “best” but it comes at a higher cost in both dollars and architecture choices that may not fit the vision or mission at all.

When thinking about what these choices mean, some may think about multi-cloud as a balanced option. A good multi-cloud architecture does involve using multiple cloud service providers to distribute workloads, reduce dependence on a single provider, and improve resilience.

However, while it can provide an additional level of redundancy and fault tolerance, it does not fully eliminate the need for a hot site for DR. Even with a multi-cloud architecture, there is still a risk of a catastrophic event that affects all cloud providers or a significant portion of them. Architect carefully out there!

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