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Licensing SAS for Windows in Citrix environment

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Licensing SAS for Windows in Citrix environment

Hi,

 

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.

 

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Ciarán

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Re: Licensing SAS for Windows in Citrix environment

Licensing issues are best dealt with your SAS sales representative.

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Re: Licensing SAS for Windows in Citrix environment

Hi,

 

I'm just looking to understand the principles behind how licesing works in citrix rather than costs at this stage so don't want to speak with a sale rep.

 

Do you know in principle how licensing would work?

 

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Ciarán

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Re: Licensing SAS for Windows in Citrix environment

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.

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Re: Licensing SAS for Windows in Citrix environment

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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