There is no doubt that many, maybe even most, businesses are moving to the cloud. But the decision to move to the cloud is not the final choice to be made; companies must choose a type of architecture – multi-tenant or dedicated.
To understand the difference between the two, we can compare them to housing. A dedicated solution is like a home that you own – the whole thing is yours and yours alone. But a multi-tenant solution is like an apartment building that you rent a part of while the rest of the structure is shared.
Of course either scenario has its benefits and drawbacks. But multi-tenant architecture has many benefits that can be marketed to your customers.
First, the cost of multi-tenant is less than dedicated. From the up-front investment to the upkeep to the IT expertise needed, multi-tenant is a better option for companies with a small budget or interest in cost-effectiveness.
Second, multi-tenant is a more flexible solution. It is easily scalable and the owner can quickly and easily add features, do updates, or enhance service for all tenants.
Multi-tenant solutions are particularly appealing to start-ups that will appreciate the price and the built-in support system.
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