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SAS® grid computing

Save money with a SAS Grid Environment

There are many reasons why a SAS client will want to migrate to a modern SAS Grid environment. A SAS Grid computing environment is one in which workloads are distributed among multiple computers on a network under the control of SAS Grid Manager.

Advantages of a grid environment

  • Workload balancing
  • Speed
  • Job Scheduling
  • Policy enforcement
  • Efficient resource allocation
  • Job prioritization
  • Highly availability

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.

  • evaluate both software and hardware requirements that fit your needs of today and plan for future growth
  • install, optimize, define security, and setup policies for the grid environment
  • perform knowledge transfer as needed to users and administrators
  • develop grid enabled new SAS code and grid enable existing SAS code
  • perform administrative tasks on the grid as requested or fully maintain the grid using the Zencos Zenguard service

why work with zencos?

Zencos has a team of grid specialists, data scientists, and coding experts that have experience in the latest data and analytic techniques. We can help you evaluate, purchase, deploy and migrate to your new grid and gain the quickest ROI from your investment.

The Zencos Way is to exceed client expectations with our ironclad work ethic, passion for success, on time delivery of quality work, team players, love of problem solving, strong communications, and skills far above industry standards.

Zencos is a SAS Gold Consulting Partner and re-seller of SAS Software.

get in touch

Greg Rogers, Director of Business Development: 919.459.4600 grogers@zencos.com