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168 Eleventh Hour Security : Exam SY0-201 Study Guide DID YOU KNOW? The terrorist activities of September 11, 2001, which resulted in the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York City, caused many companies to seriously consider their business continuity plans . Companies may have planned for a localized disaster (such as a fire) affecting their business, but the decimation caused by airliners slamming into buildings was something no one had accounted for. A wide-scale disaster resulting in the loss and inaccessibility of employees, facilities, and other assets wasn't something that many considered. Hot site A hot site is a facility that has the necessary hardware, software, phone lines, and network connectivity to allow a business to resume normal functions almost immediately. This can be a branch office or data center, but must be online and connected to the production network. A copy of data is held on a server at that location, so little or no data is lost. Replication of data from production servers may occur in real time, so that an exact duplicate of the system is ready