A cold site is
|“||[a] backup facility that has the necessary electrical and physical components of a computer facility, but does not have the computer equipment in place. The site is ready to receive the necessary replacement computer equipment in the event that the user has to move from their main computing location to an alternate site.||”|
|“||[a]n alternate site with necessary electrical and communications connections and computer equipment, but no running system, maintained by an organization to facilitate prompt resumption of service after a disaster.||”|
- ↑ NIST Special Publication 800-34.
- ↑ Practices for Securing Critical Information Assets, Glossary, at 52.