5  Tenants


by | 20. November 2023 | IT-Glossary-EN

In IT, a “tenant” usually refers to an organization, user or group of users who access and use a shared IT system or platform. This term is often found in cloud computing contexts, especially in multi-tenant systems.

What is a multi-tenant system?

A multi-tenant system is a software architecture in which a single instance of an application or system is shared by several independent customers or clients. Each client can use the application as if it was developed exclusively for them, and yet all clients are housed on the same physical or virtual infrastructure

What are the advantages of a tenant?

1. resource optimization:
Sharing resources such as hardware infrastructure, storage and network resources enables more efficient use and better utilization of these resources. This can reduce operating costs and enable greater scalability.

2. cost savings:
Tenants can share services and resources, which can lead to cost savings. This is particularly relevant in cloud computing environments where customers only pay for the resources they actually use.

3. scalability:
Multi-tenant systems are usually better able to adapt to increasing demands. New tenants can be added relatively easily and capacities can be expanded or reduced as required.

4. efficiency:
Centralized management of resources and services facilitates maintenance and updates. This can increase overall efficiency and reliability.

5. security:
Strict isolation between tenants means that security and access control measures can be better enforced to ensure that one tenant cannot access another tenant’s data or resources.

6. cross-tenant collaboration:
In certain environments, especially cloud platforms, tenants can collaborate and share resources to achieve common goals or accomplish projects.

Where are tenants used?

A good example of the use of tenants in IT are cloud service providers such as Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services (AWS), where customers are regarded as tenants who use services and resources on the shared cloud infrastructures. Each customer has their own isolated environment in the cloud to host their applications and data.

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