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Making the decision to move to any
new technology paradigm can be hard.
However, leveraging the lessons learned by the companies that pioneered SaaS,
and understanding the multi-tenant architecture that underlies successful SaaS
offerings today, can help IT professionals make informed decisions when
evaluating cloud-based networking solutions based on a single-tenant,
virtualized-tenant, and multi-tenant architecture.
With single tenancy, vendors provide a single physical infrastructure, database
and application stack per customer.
With virtualized-tenancy architectures, which are a variant of single tenancy,
physical infrastructure may be shared but the vendor still provides a single
database and application instance per customer.
Multi-tenancy is a truly shared model, with a single infrastructure, database
and application stack utilized by all customers.
To select a technology approach that best meets an enterprise’s business needs,
IT managers should evaluate a vendor’s cloud-based networking offering using key
Outlook Series' Michael Lippis interviews Steve Woo to gain
Aerohive Networks' perspective on Cloud Networking.
Steve is a Senior Director of
Product Management at Aerohive Networks.