Single-Tenancy Diagram

What is single tenancy?

It’s easy to understand. We store your data (records, user details) in a dedicated database, separate from every other customer, making your information more secure.

More specifically, single-tenancy (in the cloud, a customer is called a tenant)  is an architecture in which a single instance of a software application and supporting infrastructure (e.g. databases, servers) serves one customer. Your data is isolated from other customers because you have have a dedicated database which is not shared with other customers.

In a multi-tenancy application a single database and application instance of a software application serves multiple (all) customers. In a multi-tenancy application your records reside alongside those of other customers because all customers share the same database.

Why single tenancy?

Although most users don't know nor care whether an application is single-tenant or multi-tenant, they are far more concerned about the applications ability to achieve their business goals and be constantly available and secure.

A single-tenancy application like Autocentral gives you all the benefits of a cloud solution plus the additional benefits of security, privacy, integration and customisation.

Many IT managers prefer the single-tenancy model as they believe increased physical segregation provides increased information security, data privacy, integration flexibility and software customisation. In fact, many federal government agencies, financial services companies and other information security sensitive organisations go for the single-tenancy model.