If you manage learning programs for your organization, chances are you already know us. NetDimensions offers Learning Management Systems (LMS) solutions that are quick to implement – with more deployment and licensing options than any other provider – and with typically lower costs. Our security solutions are ‘Best in Class’ and our user interface is dynamically adjustable, responsive and based on your organization and its preferences. But have you looked at our LMS scalability? We’re talking big numbers.
In part 1 of this post we analyzed SaaS as a “disruptive innovation” and what that may entail in terms of value to clients and SaaS providers.
Although SaaS is a well-understood model today, there are differences on how SaaS providers define SaaS (or their preferred flavor of SaaS). A number of leading SaaS vendors have claimed multi-tenancy as a necessary component of any SaaS offering. There is a fair amount of controversy here, but is multi-tenancy what defines SaaS?
As a quick backgrounder, multi-tenancy refers to a software architecture where a single instance of the software runs on a server, serving multiple tenants, where tenants are separate companies, or in a broader sense, any application – either inside or outside the enterprise – that needs its own secure and exclusive virtual computing environment. So how does multi-tenancy come to play?