What are the benefits of a multi-tenant private cloud? Will multi-tenancy serve our organizational structure and needs better? Would you be able to provide such an architecture to us? At VEXXHOST, these are questions we often hear from our clients and prospective clients.
In this context, let us break down the various basic aspects and benefits of multi-tenancy in a private cloud scenario. We will also look at how VEXXHOST can help you set up the necessary architecture for such an environment.
What is a Multi-Tenant Private Cloud?
A multi-tenant private cloud is where parts of the same organizational structure share the infrastructure, storage, and computing resources of a single private cloud. Depending on individual case scenarios, various arms or departments of the same company can access all or part of the cloud to run their operations.
To say things simpler, think of a joint account in a bank. The essential nature and function of such a multi-tenant cloud environment can be equated to a joint account where individual parties share or add to their resources. It also allows for greater collaboration between the parties (different departments within a company, for example) and helps in collective growth.
Multi-tenancy is an attribute of different cloud structures such as IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, and containers. Depending on the nature of the structure, the tenancy can be inter-organizational or intra-organizational. A multi-tenant private cloud is not so different from a public cloud where different users utilize the same cloud. For private cloud, this sharing happens with teams within the organization and not among unknown external entities.
What are the benefits of Multi-Tenancy in a Cloud Environment?
The many benefits of an efficient cloud computing system translate into multi-tenant private cloud architecture and some more. Here is a glance at some of the advantages.
Cost-effectiveness is definitely one of the prime benefits. The cloud provider sets up the architecture to suit the needs of every tenant. The costs are divided between the organizational allotments to different teams and would be lower than setting up different cloud environments.
Another advantage of a multi-tenant structure is better resource utilization. Separate VMs for each team/department is not very efficient, and each of them might not need the system's full capacity. Sharing the capacity of VMs among teams will make sure maximum use of available resources.
Regular updates and maintenance across the board is yet another benefit. The cloud provider consistently updates or upgrades the system, and these apply to all teams in the multi-tenant system. Individual departments don't have to wait for their turn for relevant and timely upgrades.
How Does VEXXHOST Help You With Multi-Tenant Private Clouds
VEXXHOST's private cloud solutions include support to set up an efficient multi-tenant architecture for organizations in need of it and leverage the many benefits of such a system. In case you have more questions on the topic, talk to our team, and they will help you. Additionally, you can learn more about private cloud from our dedicated resources page.