An advantage that does not get enough attention, moving to the Grid will help your organization save money.
In June of 2017, Forrester released a white paper titled “The Total Economic ImpactTM Of SAS Grid Manager”. Forrester studied a current SAS customer that made the investment to consolidate multiple SAS licenses to a Grid environment. The paper clearly shows the benefits in efficiency and how efficiency gains translated to ROI over a 3 year period. The paper documents why this customer was a good candidate for the move which can become a template for why anyone would be a good fit for a Grid move.
In summary the customer showed a 67% ROI over the 3 year period. If you are current SAS customer and wondering if you are a good Grid candidate, here are some attributes to look for within your company
- multiple SAS licenses
- many SAS jobs being run with little or no governance
- high priority jobs competing for finite resources with lower priority jobs
- poor job scheduling
- redundant, and increasing, license fees
- increasing hardware and maintenance fees
Zencos has worked with many new and experienced SAS customers to make their journey to Grid computing a success and can consult with you to evaluate whether moving to the Grid makes good business and financial sense. After agreeing on a path, Zencos can also help with the implementation.
To see the entire Forrester white paper , click here.