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MemberMarch 28, 2017 at 1:57 pm
In Layman's terms
You can understand Multitenancy is a bit like renting office space in an office building. You get your own dedicated space, but you share resources for things like power and water, and someone else takes care of all the building maintenance for you. For example, if the elevator needs maintenance, the building owner handles it for you.
So the advantage of a multitenant cloud is that all of our customers, from small businesses to enterprise companies, are on the same code-base and all get the benefits of the same features, functionality.
In technical terms
You can understand Multi-tenancy is an architecture in which a single instance of a software application serves multiple customers. Each customer is called a tenant. Tenants may be given the ability to customize some parts of the application, such as color of the user interface (UI) or business rules, but they cannot customize the application's code.
Multi-tenancy can be economical because software development and maintenance costs are shared. It can be contrasted with single-tenancy, an architecture in which each customer has their own software instance and may be given access to code. With a multi-tenancy architecture, the provider only has to make updates once. With a single-tenancy architecture, the provider has to touch multiple instances of the software in order to make updates.
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