Enhanced SAS IT Intelligence Software Includes Cloud, Virtual Servers

SAS® IT Resource Management Increases Detail, Insight into Physical as Well as Virtual IT Systems

CARY, N.C.: IT managers can now extract the intelligence they need to better manage virtualized servers and cloud computing architectures. A new version of SAS® IT Resource Management enhances performance management and capacity planning for mainframes, distributed systems, networks, and other platforms, also includes a business intelligence reporting environment.

The update from SAS, the leader in business analytics, builds upon SAS’ recognized and powerful platform that enables IT organizations to optimally plan, purchase, build, maintain and manage IT infrastructure. Users of SAS IT Resource Management proactively manage and control IT costs each and every day.

“IT organizations are seeking a holistic view of the performance and capacity aspects of their increasingly complex IT infrastructures that include innumerable technology domains, virtualized environments, mission-critical applications and database systems, all running in heterogeneous operating environments. Cloud computing, with all of its merits, is now further complicating IT operations,” said Lisa Erickson-Harris, research director for Enterprise Management Associates (EMA).

“SAS Institute is well-known for its advanced analytics,” said Erickson-Harris. “SAS IT Resource Management builds upon decades of experience to simplify usability and ease the management realities for IT,” said Erickson-Harris.

SAS IT Resource Management now includes adapters for VMware vCenter Server and Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (MS SCOM) servers, both of which support cloud infrastructures.

In addition to approximately 4,000 preconfigured IT Intelligence reports and web-based reporting, SAS IT Resource Management now features enhanced performance management and capacity planning for mainframe and distributed systems, networks, databases, the web and applications.

Other enhancements, including more powerful usage monitoring and workload measurement features, provide potential infrastructure cost savings and improved throughput.

SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions delivered within an integrated framework, SAS helps customers at more than 45,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster.