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SAS builds on global strategic partnership with Microsoft

Analytics leader, SAS India, announced today the availability of SAS Cloud in the Azure Central India region to support its customers on Microsoft Azure. The announcement builds on the global strategic partnership established by SAS and Microsoft, earlier in 2020 and is further set to help enterprises leverage the power of cloud through SAS’s market leading solutions in Analytics and Artificial Intelligence and Microsoft’s future ready Azure platform. This new availability of SAS Cloud in the Azure Central India region in Pune brings the total number of Azure regions supported by SAS Cloud to 11 with locations across US, UK, Germany, Australia and Brazil, supported by future rollouts across the world.

As enterprises across India embrace digitalization, the datacenter will help customers with easy access to SAS solutions, empowering and enabling the use of analytics for everyone. This has paved a more seamless path of faster and more powerful use of analytics for customers to derive insights regardless of their background in data science. The datacenter will also optimize the latest release of SAS’s scalable, cloud-native offering – SAS® Viya®, for Azure as well as integrate SAS’ wide portfolio of industry solutions ranging from fraud to supply chain to IoT into the Azure Marketplace. Additionally, the datacenter will support customers in complying with data sovereignty & data residency requirements along with low latency and local support.

“Enterprises across India are looking to move to cloud and this trend has accelerated due to disruption brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. As enterprises increasingly migrate their workloads to cloud and embark on their digital transformation journey, we aim to empower customers with the right tools to realize the power of disruptive technologies. This strategic partnership with Microsoft and the significant local investment helps us further strengthen our commitment to our customers by offering a broad choice of data processing locations to suit legal and business requirements,” said Noshin Kagalwalla, VP & Managing Director, SAS India.

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