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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject Re: multi-tenant web app
Date Wed, 17 Apr 2013 20:00:51 GMT
On 17/04/2013 18:28, Jamie wrote:
> Dear Tomcat Users
> Forgive me for saying this (and unless I am still misinformed after
> scouring the Internet for a solution), the Tomcat app server seems
> wholly inadequate for the demands of modern multi-tenant SAAS
> applications. Multi-tenant SAAS apps are supposed to be light weight and
> have the ability to scale. Sure, you can implement multi-tenant features
> inside the web app, but it makes sense that the functionality should be
> provided as part of the app server. The current business of deploying
> separate WARs is not practical/efficient for multi tenant use. We should
> be able to simply flag a context as multi instance. The instances should
> under the same classloader in a very light weight fashion.
> Is there any chance the Tomcat dev team would look into adding this?
> Your thoughts are appreciated

Patches welcome.


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