Leveraging their 20-year strategic partnership, SAS and Sun Microsystems have announced a new initiative to help organizations establish an enterprise-wide analytic architecture built on a highly available, scalable, secure and cost-effective platform.
The SAS Enterprise Intelligence platform powered by Sun’s Datacenter of the Future (DcoF) helps organizations better manage, optimize and enhance current and future SAS and Sun IT infrastructures throughout the enterprise.
To help organisations increase business performance while reducing the cost and complexity of business intelligence solutions in the datacenter, SAS will leverage Sun’s IT infrastructure, including hardware, software and services, as part of the SAS Enterprise Intelligence Platform running on the open source Solaris operating system (OS). The architectures can run on virtually any of Sun’s award-winning hardware systems, from x64 servers to highly powerful compute-intensive servers.
As part of the initiative, Sun and SAS also unveiled a customer-accessible online Knowledge Centre to house reference architectures, white papers and best practices. The reference architectures help customers accelerate deployment of the SAS Enterprise Intelligence Platform on Sun systems by ensuring interoperability and scalability with existing and future strategic business environments. Additionally, Sun and SAS will collaborate on joint engineering, marketing efforts and global sales efforts.