InfrastructureA data center maintains two power generators that are only used if the power grid fails.
FacilitiesA company with three offices within close proximity leases a cold site some distance away for disaster recovery. If offices are inaccessible due to a disaster, employees will convene at the cold site to recover business capabilities.
EquipmentA development team on a tight schedule keeps a few configured devices such as laptops and servers around as backups.
SystemsA manufacturing company's disaster recovery site includes servers that are cloned from production systems every Sunday night. Cold backups of systems typically require work such as data imports before they can be used.
ComponentsA data center keeps a stock of network devices and parts that can be swapped when something fails.
|Overview: Cold Standby|
An idle backup of infrastructure, facilities, equipment, systems or components.