SaaS Architecture Guidance Validation


I just came back from a long vacation, and before that I was cranking on the two SaaS architecture papers that are now available here:



I have been receiving readers’ feedback on those papers and the comments have been excellent. Here’s a quote from a customer in Australia on the multi-tenant data architecture paper:


“Thanks for a great article.  It’s was nice to see that the system that we have followed for the last 6 years was the right way to go and with us wanting to move to the next level, the encryption system to give protection and horizontal partitioning was a nice touch which I have been looking for.”


It’s always great to have real world practitioners’ validation on our architecture guidance.


A few topics are on my radar for the next few papers:




  • Multi-tenant workflow architecture


  • Using multi-tenant data models in UI presentation and business logic


  • Multi-tenant UI architecture


  • SaaS and the enterprise: value propositions, challenges and solutions

I would love to hear and include war stories from the seasoned architects out there.

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