Today’s (Cloud) Tip…On-Premises
Hang out in the cloud space for even a brief amount of time and you will hear someone make a comparison between cloud services and traditional applications installed locally. What you won’t hear is consistency on how to describe these local services. Personally, I prefer the term “on-premises”. You will also often hear the term “on-premise”. I won’t ever stand up and correct someone publically, but as the son of an English minor, I would be remiss if I didn’t at least touch on this.
According to Dictionary.com:
a tract of land including its buildings
building together with its grounds or other appurtenances
the property forming the subject of a conveyance or bequest
proposition supporting or helping to support a conclusion
Based on this, the correct term is “on-premises”.
FYI: Internally most of us just say “on-prem”.