Microsoft and SAS have announced the availability of SAS Cloud on Azure, furthering the global strategic partnership established by the two companies earlier this year. Australia and New Zealand (A/NZ) is a strong market for SAS Cloud, which demonstrate strong local demand for cloud services.
SAS Cloud on Azure
SAS Cloud includes software, infrastructure and services designed and managed by SAS for optimal performance and value. It provides cloud-deployable options that enable customers to run SAS on almost any private, public or hybrid cloud infrastructure, so you can better manage how analytics work is done.
Microsoft Australia Chief Partner Officer Rachel Bondi said,
“Australian organizations are increasingly aware of the power of data, analytics and AI to support their people, to deliver exceptional customer experiences and to ensure businesses thrive and succeed. Our partnership with SAS and the establishment of the SAS Cloud on Azure streamlines access to this capability for local organizations and we are delighted to partner on this initiative.”
SAS and Microsoft have announced the formation of a global partnership in June 2020. The partnership focuses on promoting Microsoft Azure as the preferred SAS Cloud provider.
Lynette Clunies-Ross, Region Vice President of SAS Australia and New Zealand, said,
“It represents a tangible local investment in the global strategic partnership when coupled with the establishment of our SAS Cloud Centre of Excellence in Sydney to serve Australia and the Asia Pacific region. Our joint local commitment brings confidence to our current and future customers and partners that they have access to the analytics technology and solutions they need for their digital transformation journey”.