Multi-Tenancy in SharePoint

An ability to host multiple clients/departments, and provide the ability to isolate their workloads and still provide all the platform features is one of the significant task while adopting a SharePoint platform in your company, isn’t it? For a cloud/ hosting situation we may have a need for multiple clients to have their own work areas, and the ability to host applications which does not hinder other sites within the same farm. This is when the Multi-tenancy feature of SharePoint Server 2010 comes into picture.

So what is Multi-tenancy? Multi-tenancy is all about isolation of data, operation services and management between multiple subscribers who could be departments/ companies/ different user groups, etc.

In SharePoint Server 2010, some new improvements or changes have been added to the Multi-tenancy feature that was missing in SharePoint Server 2007. SharePoint 2010 has introduced significant improvements in Multi-tenancy so that multiple subscribers can use the same SharePoint instance with the required isolation. The primary concept which has been introduced is called Site Subscriptions. Site subscriptions are a way to group a set of Site Collections based on tenants. It allows tenants to have fine grained administration and control over data as well as administrative components.

In brief, the multi-tenancy feature in SharePoint 2010 provides out-of-the-box features to provide quick productivity for companies deploying SharePoint to support multiple clients/ departments with isolation with respect to data, administration as well as usability.

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