multitenancy

Why the multitenant cloud still matters

Multitenant cloud architectures have fallen out of favor with some enterprises. With the low cost of cloud computing, why bother sharing resources with someone else when you can reserve your own? But there are many reasons to go multitenant, provided you use it for the right workload. Shared resource benefits A multitenant cloud is like […]

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What should I deploy: A cloud-enabled or a cloud-centric application?

With the recent exploration of cloud computing technologies, organizations are using cloud service models like infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and software as a service (SaaS) along with cloud deployment models (public, private and hybrid) to deploy their applications. There is a concept in the cloud world that is based […]

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An open letter to app developers: Forget multitenancy!

Dear app developers, If you’ve been in the software as a service (SaaS) game long enough, you’ve undoubtedly heard someone extol the virtues of multitenancy—how it will reduce your bottom line, how all the big name players rely on it for their competitive advantage. What they don’t tell you is exactly how hard it is […]

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What is managed hosting as a service (MHaaS)?

I’ve recently been working with a customer on transitioning their software as a service (SaaS) offerings from a data center to the cloud. In working through some of the challenges this team had with their transition to cloud, it became clear to me that what this team offered wasn’t really pure SaaS but rather what […]

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Cloud simplified: Characteristics of cloud computing

I have been traveling across various parts of the world to talk about cloud computing. I also post various updates about cloud computing on social network sites. This made my non-techie friends and family members ask me: “What is this cloud computing that you always talk about?” Cloud can be compared with any industry that […]

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Multitenancy and the three little pigs: Sharing the cloud

Most people know the story of the three pigs and the big bad wolf, I will give you a contemporary view of it, using a multitenancy approach that would help the poor pigs to escape and live secure in their houses.

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Multitenancy 101

When talking to product managers and architects, the importance of multitenancy is still a frequently debated question: “Do I have to be multitenant in my first release?” In this blog post, I would like to help demystify this concept, and also share with you my perspectives on why multitenancy is an important up-front business consideration because it has many downstream technical and financial implications.

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