You need a flexible IT infrastructure – one that can reliably and cost-effectively meet peak computing demands. Now you can create a shared, managed environment with workload balancing, high availablity and parallel processing.
Without SAS, processing times would be longer, hedging decisions would be delayed and, ultimately, the bank would be behind the market.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Investment Group
Bank of America
Meet changing business demands with dynamic workload balancing.
Easily reassign computing resources to meet peak workloads or changing business demands. SAS Grid Manager provides a central point of control for administering policies, programs, queues and job prioritization across multiple types of users and applications.
Create a highly available grid computing environment.
With multiple servers in a grid environment your jobs run on the best available resource. If a server fails, its jobs can be transitioned seamlessly to another server. Maintenance can be performed on specific servers without interrupting analytic jobs. And additional computing resources can be added without disrupting the business.
Get faster results from your existing IT infrastructure.
Multiprocessing capabilities let you divide individual jobs into subtasks that are run in parallel on the best available hardware resource. Programs with large data sets and long run times and those with replicate runs of independent tasks running against large data sets are best-suited for parallel processing. Faster processing accelerates decision making across the enterprise.
Grow computing resources incrementally and cost-effectively.
Fully utilize all available computing resources now, and cost-effectively scale out as needed, adding capacity in single-processing units to keep IT spending in check. Because you can add low-cost commodity hardware resources incrementally, there's no need to size today's environment for what you anticipate your needs will be a few years from now.
- A managed, shared environment
- High availability
- Grid-enabled SAS®
- Real-time monitoring and administration
- A flexible infrastructure