An Approach Towards Customized MultiTenancy

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Muhammad Fahad Khan 1,* Mirza Ahsan Ullah 1 Aziz-ur-Rehman 1

1. Department of Software Engineering University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila

* Corresponding author.


Received: 13 Jun. 2012 / Revised: 14 Jul. 2012 / Accepted: 2 Aug. 2012 / Published: 8 Sep. 2012

Index Terms

IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), SaaS (Software as a Service), Horizontal customization, Vertical customization


Multi-tenant applications are usually cloud based software services which can serve different users at the same time. This is done using single instance of applications by sharing hardware, infrastructure, data storage and virtualization. To achieve multi tenancy different approaches are there at every layer (Application, Data, hardware).Multi tenancy helps to minimize the effort needed for deployment and maintenance with an adequate level of security and privacy. Now a day the work is going on custom multi tenancy by sharing everything at each layer. This paper will describe the techniques of multi tenancy and how security, flexibility and scalability relate to each other when it comes to multi tenancy for customization.

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Muhammad Fahad Khan, Mirza Ahsan Ullah, Aziz-ur-Rehman, "An Approach Towards Customized Multi-Tenancy", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science(IJMECS), vol.4, no.9, pp.39-44, 2012. DOI:10.5815/ijmecs.2012.09.05


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