DR Temperatures

"Hot DR" - "Warm DR" - "Cold/Cloud DR" - "Frozen DR"

Hot DR - RTO/RPO of Seconds/Minutes

Intended for virtual Infrastructures (VMware) with two (or more) geographically separated locations/regions.

Warm DR - RTO/RPO of Minutes/Hours

Intended for virtual Infrastructures (VMware or Hyper-V) with two (or more) geographically separated locations/regions.

Cold/Cloud DR - RTO/RPO of Hours

Veeam Backups copied/moved to a public (or private) cloud provider.

Frozen DR - RTO/RPO Undetermined

  • Data Synchronization: Removable Media (such as tape)

  • Recovery: Undetermined

  • No Orchestration available

  • Inexpensive (typically)

  • Note: HIGH risk of data and service loss.