Gartner Research

Gartner Reference Architecture for Multitenancy

Published: 25 August 2010

ID: G00205983

Analyst(s): Yefim Natis , Eric Knipp


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

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • What You Need to Know
  • Multitenancy
  • The Models of Multitenancy
    • Shared Nothing (Isolated Tenancy)
    • Multitenancy via Shared Hardware
    • Multitenancy via Shared OS
    • Multitenancy via Shared Database
    • Multitenancy via Shared Container
    • Multitenancy via Shared Everything
    • Custom Multitenancy
  • Strategic Outlook
  • Enterprise IT Impact

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