A hot site should be implemented as a recovery strategy when the:
disaster tolerance is low.
recovery point objective (RPO) is high.
recovery time objective (RTO) is high.
disaster tolerance is high.
Disaster tolerance is the time gap during which the business can accept nonavailability of IT
facilities. If this time gap is low, recovery strategies that can be implemented within a short period
of time, such as a hot site, should be used. The RPO is the earliest point in time at which it is
acceptable to recover the datA. A high RPO means that the process can wait for a longer time. In
such cases, other recovery alternatives, such as warm or cold sites, should be considered. A high
RTO means that additional time would be available for the recovery strategy, thus making other
recovery alternatives-such as warm or cold sites- viable alternatives.