While researching for an article about Microsoft SaaS maturity model, I was expecting to come across the original blog or information from Microsoft website but I only saw reference and was not able to spot the right URL. Eventually, I got below information courtesy of EMEA Architect Forum. Courtesy of Microsoft.
WHAT IS SOFTWARE AS A SERVICE (SAAS)?
1.A hosted IT capability.
2.Optimized for delivery as a service.
3.Over the Internet.
What is Microsoft’s SaaS Maturity Model?
Microsoft’s SaaS maturity model was proposed by Microsoft in the year 2006. It provides a framework for accessing SaaS products and how a SaaS solution is delivered to the end users. It also analyzes a SaaS solution’s maturity based on three key aspects: scalability, multi-tenancy and configurability.
The SaaS maturity model is divided into four levels of development.
1.Single-Tenant, Custom Instances
2. Single-Tenant, Configurable Instances
3. Multi-Tenant, Configurable
4. Multi-Tenant Configurable & Scalable.