We currently use SAS for Windows for Windows (SAS 9.2 TS Level 2M3, W32_VSPRO platform) and for a variety of reasons are thinking of moving to a Citrix environment.
From a licesing perspective only, what are the implications?
I need to understand this before going any further.
The ONLY one who can give you reliable information about your licensing is your SAS account manager. Really.
I have the inkling that the number of different agreement types is not that far below the total number of licensed SAS customers, once you get into the details.
With server-based SAS, it is usually the computing power (# of cores) that determines the license cost. How that plays out in a virtualized environment, you need to ask SAS.
My general knowledge is that SAS pricing is physical platform agnostic. The sizing of the Citrix server will affect the cost like a similar physical server do. And same goes for clients (if you have any that costs extra). Citrix is just a way of making the same application available to your users.
That said, each customer can negotiate directly, the sales process is generally not transparent.
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