Multi-Tenancy Multi-Target (MT2): A SaaS Architecture for the Cloud

  • Antonio Rico Ortega
  • Manuel Noguera
  • José Luis Garrido
  • Kawtar Benghazi
  • Lawrence Chung
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 112)


Multi-tenancy (MT) architectures allow multiple customers to be consolidated into the same operational system. Multi-tenancy is key to the success of Software as a Service (SaaS) by means of a new software distribution formula in which customers share application and costs are indirectly assumed by all of them. However, as traditional applications do, each MT application deploys a single functionality, therefore component sharing between applications only occurs in an ad hoc manner and thereby hindering software reuse. In this paper it is introduced Multi-tenancy Multi-target (MT2), an extension to MT Architectures for the development and deployment of one single software application encompassing several functionalities. To this end, some new components are added to traditional MT Architectures, thus providing new benefits for software developers, vendors and clients, and which are described by means of real examples.


multi-tenancy cloud computing software as a service software architecture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Rico Ortega
    • 1
  • Manuel Noguera
    • 1
  • José Luis Garrido
    • 1
  • Kawtar Benghazi
    • 1
  • Lawrence Chung
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de Lenguajes y Sistemas InformáticosUniversidad de Granada, E.T.S.I.I.T.GranadaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Texas at DallasRichardsonUSA

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