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Paper 341-2009 The Platform for SAS ® Business Analytics as a Centrally Managed Service

By Joe Zilka


Organizations that employ the Software as a Service model are looking to reduce the overall costs in supporting their “customers. ” In the government sector, an Information Technology organization may be responsible for providing data integration, business intelligence, or analytic applications to several consuming agencies. A standardized set of hardware and software configurations as well a set of best practices allows an organization to realize the benefits of centrally managed Software as a Service. The popularity of logical partition and container capabilities provided by hardware and operating system vendors allows larger servers to be divided into many smaller “logical ” servers providing consistency and ease of maintenance across the deployed software and applications. Sharing software binaries across the logical servers allows for enterprise-wide management of hot fixes and upgrades. We will examine some of the advantages and benefits of deploying the platform for SAS ® Business Analytics in a centrally managed environment. A discussion of some best practices and past experiences will also be presented

Year: 2012
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