Gartner Research

Gartner Reference Model for Elasticity and Multitenancy

Published: 26 June 2015

ID: G00275010

Analyst(s): Yefim Natis


Elasticity and multitenancy are distinct characteristics of cloud computing. To achieve them, 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


  • What You Need to Know
    • What's New in This Research
  • Elasticity and Multitenancy
    • Multitenancy in Cloud Application Services (SaaS)
    • Multitenancy in Cloud-Based Application Platform Services (PaaS)
    • Multitenancy in Cloud-Based System Infrastructure Services (IaaS)
    • Subtenancy (SaaS on PaaS)
    • Models of Elastic Multitenancy
    • Elasticity in Business-Logic Execution
    • Elasticity in Multitenant Data Management
    • Shared Everything
  • Vendors Will Battle for Leadership by Offering Choice

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