A site that is geographically removed from the parent site and has a basic framework to take over and run IT operations including network connectivity, power, cooling, physical security, and basic IT systems, can be categorized as Disaster Recovery site. Based on the level of IT preparedness, such Disaster Recovery sites can be classified as hot, warm and cold sites. Hot sites are real-time replications of their parent sites, while cold sites need to be activated and prepared to reach operational status. A warm site is a compromise between the hot and cold. These sites have established hardware and connectivity, although on a smaller scale than the original production site or even a hot site.