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How close or far away should my hot site be?

If you are a fully cloud enabled Credit Union with full redundancy in your IT solutions delivered from geographically different locations than this shouldn’t be a big concern. If you own and operate your own data center or IT infrastructure than this is an important question. Generally, we recommend that your hotsite (hot site) be located on different power and telecom grids. In addition, if you can find one that has a different weather pattern that is ideal too. We generally believe that hotsite should be about an hour away at a minimum but if you can get it a couple of thousand miles away even better. Ideally you are trying to make sure that any local or regional event doesn’t impair your ability to recover.