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


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”.