Gartner Reference Model for Elasticity and Multitenancy



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Elastic multitenancy is a distinct characteristic of cloud computing. To achieve it, some providers take expedient shortcuts, while others invest in discontinuous change. Know the difference between these approaches to make more informed choices.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • Multitenancy
      • Multitenancy in Cloud Application Services (Software as a Service)
      • Multitenancy in Cloud-Based Application Platforms (PaaS)
      • Subtenancy (SaaS on PaaS)
      • New Platform Technologies for New Requirements
    • Multitenancy Models
      • Shared Nothing (Isolated Tenancy)
      • Multitenancy via Shared Hardware
      • Multitenancy via Shared OS
      • Multitenancy via a Shared Database
      • Multitenancy via a Shared Container
      • Multitenancy via Shared Everything
      • Custom Multitenancy
    • Strategic Outlook
      • Two Key Alternatives in Elastic Multitenancy
      • Vendors Will Battle for Leadership by Offering Choice
  • Recommended Reading
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