During the last weeks Microsoft release the AMS package with some videos from Vesa Juvonen and a lot of code samples with some good documentation.
In one of those documents they try to map FTS concepts with Apps concepts. One of the mappings said is, replace timer services with azure worker roles.
I can understand this easily, we create a cloud service with a worker role, the worker role will make some remote processing to data in sharepoint, lets say that we want to remove old list data to an "archiving" list.
With the worker role on the Run method I can make it run every 30 minutes, and get list data with csom and do something.
I completely understand this scenario, but I cant find a mapping to on premises, I cant create azure worker roles on premises of course, so I wonder if I am in the "on premises" world, my only option is to continue using timer jobs.