SAS has worked for several years with the Microsoft Azure Team to test Azure Managed Lustre file system (AMLFS). We worked with them to incorporate SAS IO workload patterns and performance requirements into their testing. This has helped ensure the initial offering of AMLFS runs as optimally as possible for our data-intensive customers.
SAS is excited that AMLFS is now available for general use with both SAS 9 and Viya 4.
Please note, that during the in-house testing and working with pre-GA customers, MS Azure has determined the following precepts should be followed for optimal performance:
SAS Client machines must be placed in the same Availability Zone in which the AMLFS cluster resides. This helps keep the clients and storage as physically close as possible, reducing latency.