A multi-tenant cloud is a cloud computing architecture that allows customers to share computing resources in a public or private cloud. Each tenant's data is isolated and remains invisible to other tenants.
In a private cloud, the customers, who are also called tenants, can be different business divisions inside the same company. In a public cloud, the customers are often entirely different organizations. Most public cloud providers use the multi-tenancy model. It allows them to run one server instance, which is less expensive and makes it easier to deploy updates to a large number of customers.
Find out why the multi-tenant environment is considered one of the biggest disadvantages of public cloud services.