12-22-2014 04:14 AM
I really appreciate SAS Pro as it offers many tools I use almost every day. However, my very old computer refuses to run SAS smoothly, so every work takes a lot more than it would take to anyone else. The Internet is the only thing that runs without lags, so I would like to ask whether there's something like cloud option of SAS or not?
Please help, company staff will obtain new devices not before March 2015!
12-22-2014 05:25 AM
A cloud is imho (and certainly over-simplified) nothing else than a server/server cluster hidden to you by some abstraction layer (...already waiting for all the people telling me off now).
The point I'm trying to make: You should run commercial applications of SAS on a server and not your desktop - whether this server is now in a cloud or not.
12-22-2014 07:12 AM
Be aware that a cloud solution will be influenced by rules you have to follow concerning the security of your data. In some countries, a public cloud solution may be prohibited because data must be kept within that country's borders.
If your "very old" computer lacks processing power, a simple upgrade to a nominally equal (# of cores) modern server may be more than enough to solve your problem. Without delving into the intricacies of working in a cloud.
And March 2015 sounds nice to me. I face a much longer timespan from request to approval to procurement.
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