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SAS & IBM

The SAS and IBM alliance builds on a complementary 40-year partnership and helps create new avenues for delivering and implementing joint solutions to customers. IBM offers unmatched expertise in hardware and middleware technology along with the services of a Systems Integrator. SAS provides today's most advanced analytics solutions and unrivaled technical domain expertise. Together, SAS and IBM align to help customers solve their toughest business challenges.

Focus Area
Analytics, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Customer Intelligence, Data Management, Risk

Industry
All

Competency
Analytics
Data Management
Visualization

Specialization
Customer Intelligence
Analytic Modernization

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Load Sharing Facility (LSF) System
SAS partners with IBM through an OEM agreement to utilize a LSF system, the technology behind SAS® Grid Manager.

Learn more about how SAS Grid Manager helps you outcompete through outcomputing – through a managed, shared grid computing environment with workload balancing, high availability and faster processing.

IBM is a Gold Level SAS Alliance Partner, while SAS is a Member of IBM's PartnerWorld program.  SAS works primarily with the following IBM segments:

IBM Global Business Services (GBS) provides consulting and systems integration, application management services and process services. GBS' consulting and systems integration delivers client value with solutions in strategy and transformation, application innovation services and services around SAS analytics.

IBM Systems Group provides clients with infrastructure technologies that optimize SAS software. SAS and IBM are enabled on a range of IBM systems designed to address capacity, security, speed and compute power needs for businesses. IBM's portfolio includes System z (Mainframe z/OS), a secure enterprise platform for integrating data, transactions and insight, and Power Systems, a system designed from the ground up for big data, optimized for scale-out cloud, AIX and Linux. IBM also offers data storage products and solutions that allow clients to retain and manage growing, complex volumes of digital information. These solutions address SAS hardware requirements for maximizing SAS' performance. Additionally, IBM Software-Defined Infrastructure products integrated with SAS Grid Manager technology drive customer benefits around workload balancing, high availability and scalable faster processing.

IBM Information Management segment includes technology enablement and drives incremental SAS sales with IBM® PureData™ System for Analytics powered by Netezza, as well as IBM® BigInsights™ hadoop distribution.

IBM Global Financing (IGF) makes it easy to budget for and acquire SAS software. Financing SAS can help you stay within your budget by turning upfront costs into affordable monthly payments. You can control expenses, match cashflow to business benefits, and conserve cash for other strategic investments. IGF allows you to finance SAS over multiple years, as a standalone or part of a complete software/hardware solution.

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About IBM

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM®) provides worldwide IT products and services across most industries.  The company offers a variety of powerful solutions in analytics, cloud, cognitive computing, as well as solutions for digital commerce, mobile, IoT, social and data security, among others.

Additionally, IBM provides industry-leading software, server and storage solutions. Its Global Technology Services unit provides IT infrastructure and business process services including strategic outsourcing, process, integrated technology and maintenance services as well as technology-based support services. ibm.com

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