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SAS builds on global strategic partnership with Microsoft to open further SAS Datacenters running Microsoft Azure in UK and Germany

Analytics leader SAS  has announced the opening of further SAS Datacenters in the UK and Germany optimised for Microsoft Azure, following the global strategic partnership established by the two companies earlier this year.

The partnership empowers the cloud by building on SAS’ market leadership in Analytics and Artificial Intelligence and Microsoft Azure’s cloud leadership, supporting a shared vision to further democratise AI and analytics.

Building on the global partnership, the new datacenters have just opened in London and Frankfurt, bringing the total number to five with others already open in the US, Australia and Brazil. More are set to open in various locations around the world over the coming months.

The two companies are giving customers a more seamless path to the cloud that provides faster, more powerful and easier access to SAS solutions and enables trusted decisions with analytics that everyone – regardless of skill level – can understand. This will include optimising SAS® Viya®, the latest release of the company’s cloud-native offering, for Azure as well as integrating SAS’ deep portfolio of industry solutions, from fraud to risk to retail, into the Azure Marketplace.

“Together, Analytics and AI from SAS with the power of Microsoft Azure will underpin the new operating system for Digital Transformation,” explained Roderick Crawford, VP & Country Manager for SAS UK & Ireland.

“Despite all the economic uncertainty being driven by the global pandemic and Brexit, our joint commitment across the European Union, the UK and the rest of the world brings confidence to our current and future customers and partners that SAS is giving its customers a broad choice of data processing locations to meet their business needs and legal requirements.”