An advantage of the use of hot sites as a backup alternative is that:
the costs associated with hot sites are low.
hot sites can be used for an extended amount of time.
hot sites can be made ready for operation within a short period of time.
they do not require that equipment and systems software be compatible with the primary site.
Hot sites can be made ready for operation normally within hours. However, the use of hot sites is
expensive, should not be considered as a long-term solution, and requires that equipment and
systems software be compatible with the primary installation being backed up.