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Shared File Systems: Determining the Best Choice for Your Distributed Foundation SAS® Applications

Thursday, March 16 l 11 a.m. – Noon ET

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This complimentary webinar is hosted by the SAS® Users Group for Administrators (SUGA).

If you’re planning on deploying SAS Grid Manager – or SAS Enterprise Business Intelligence with load-balanced servers – on multiple operating systems instances or other forms of distributed Foundation SAS applications, you’ll need a shared file system. In order to determine the best shared file system choice for a given deployment, it’s important to understand how it’s used, the SAS I/O workload characteristics performed on it, and the shared file system stressors produced by Foundation SAS applications.

Please note: For the purposes of this webinar, we’ll use the term “shared file system” to mean both a clustered file system and shared file system, even though shared can denote network and distributed file systems that aren’t clustered. After reviewing this information, we’ll look at the most commonly used shared file systems being used with SAS and review their strengths and weaknesses.

Content level: Beginner/Intermediate

Space is not limited for this webinar. Please register to attend live or to receive on-demand content after the event.

About the Presenter

Margaret Crevar

Margaret Crevar

Margaret Crevar manages the SAS R&D Platform Performance Lab. Her duties include helping SAS customers resolve performance issues and to use that knowledge to configure their hardware and storage correctly. The goal is to ensure maximum performance for SAS at customer sites. Crevar also works closely with SAS’ hardware partners to produce tuning guidelines and best practices to better support SAS customers.


About the SAS® Users Group for Administrators (SUGA)
The SAS Users Group for Administrators (SUGA) is open to all SAS administrators who install, update, manage or maintain a SAS deployment. Its purpose is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, information and best practices with SAS solutions. To learn more or to join our group, visit the SUGA communities site.

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