On premises and Off premises cloud

Hi there,
This question is regarding On-premises and Off-premises doubt -
An organization has its own data center. But this data center building is far away and is only for data center purpose. All its production work is done in different locations, other than the data center building.
Is this is an example of off-premises data center?

Another organization has one building - different levels are used by different departments. One of the level has its data center.
Is this an example of On-premises data center?

Regards
C Joshi

Hello Joshi

The terms off-premises and on-premises have to do with the ownership of the physical location of the running services.

Strictly speaking, an off-premises data center is one that is hosted on infrastructure that does not belong to the enterprise. For example, you host all of your enterprise applications on AWS or Asure. Or if you rent rack space in a physical datacenter belonging to a third party. These are examples of off-premises datacenters.

On-premises datacenters are those that are hosted at a physical location of the enterprise. Even if these exist at the headquarters for example, and they are accessed remotely by a branch office, they are still considered on premises.

An additional aspect of on-premises is that the enterprise is responsible for the hardware and infrastructure, while for off-premises, it is the hosting service (AWS, Asure, rack space provider) that is responsible for the upkeep of the physical systems. Contracts may vary as to who is responsible for what, but that’s the general idea.

I hope this has been helpful!

Laz

Hi Laz,

Thanks for the explanation - yes, it does answer my query.

Regards
C Joshi

lagapides Lazaros Agapides
May 21

Hello Joshi

The terms off-premises and on-premises have to do with the ownership of the physical location of the running services.

Strictly speaking, an off-premises data center is one that is hosted on infrastructure that does not belong to the enterprise. For example, you host all of your enterprise applications on AWS or Asure. Or if you rent rack space in a physical datacenter belonging to a third party. These are examples of off-premises datacenters.

On-premises datacenters are those that are hosted at a physical location of the enterprise. Even if these exist at the headquarters for example, and they are accessed remotely by a branch office, they are still considered on premises.

An additional aspect of on-premises is that the enterprise is responsible for the hardware and infrastructure, while for off-premises, it is the hosting service (AWS, Asure, rack space provider) that is responsible for the upkeep of the physical systems. Contracts may vary as to who is responsible for what, but that’s the general idea.

I hope this has been helpful!

Laz

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