Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 19:39:42 +0000
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From: Ken Barz <zrab123@COMCAST.NET>
Subject: Re: SAS server or ?
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The last time I talked with SAS about this, there was this magic number of individual licenses that, if you cross, it's more feasible to go the server route. Of course if your server has more than one processor, that's when the $$$ comes in.
Two places I worked had both server and pc SAS, using SAS/Connect to coordinate the two. Of course those two places actually made revenue so they could afford that. Another place ran SAS and SAS/Intrnet using a vmware type arrangement where the OS could bring in more memory or processor power as needed. I wasn't the SAS coordinator for that shop so I'm not sure how that was licensed.
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From: "F. J. Kelley" <jkelley@UGA.EDU>
Sent: Thursday, April 1, 2010 12:25:28 PM GMT -07:00 US/Canada Mountain
Subject: SAS server or ?
I was drawn into this because I'm the "SAS guy" here, and so naturally ...
Anyway, an organization on campus wants a server setup (security considerations, including HIPAA, suggest a centralized server could be better protected) and they'd like SAS on it. I seem to recall some of you with server setups were encountering pricing problems (which may not be an issue for this ... so far, i haven't heard back from SAS, so maybe it is so expensive they know we'd never do that). I know EG drives some up the wall, but it might be a solution here (I'll be at SAS Global and hope to see some of the EG stuff). Of course, our systems folks want VMware to carve up the box, so that may be another problem (Linux is fine with them as well, but they are leery of Windows). Anyway, how are those of you running server versions of SAS handling this (or did you give up on it?).