In-House or Hosted?
Because of the expense of re-creating hardware and software environments for recovery plans, most enterprises must consider the advantages and disadvantages of operating their own recovery site or using third-party services — i.e., a hosted recovery site.
Thanks to the Internet, many application service providers specialize in disaster recovery and offer a wide variety of services and prices. On the other hand, security and operational issues may make working with outside companies difficult or even impossible. This is another area where the enterprise’s business practices and recovery requirements may override cost factors.