HP Reference Configuration for SAS Enterprise Business Intelligence Server: HP Integrity and BladeSystem Servers Running Microsoft Windows Server 2003 - 300 Users
Source: Hewlett-Packard (HP)
Today's Enterprise customers demand a reliable Business Intelligence platform that can scale to meet their business requirements; HP and SAS together offer such a platform. This Reference Architecture describes a hardware environment that is sized to support 300 SAS Enterprise BI users hosted on HP Integrity servers. This configuration was developed around SAS Enterprise BI Server 9.1.3 with Service Pack 4 running on Intel Itanium 2-based HP Integrity servers, HP BladeSystem servers and an HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) storage system. This reference architecture is based on HP's results in the SAS developed 300 Enterprise BI user test suite as well as real-life customer configurations. The SAS Enterprise BI test was developed by SAS to simulate sample Enterprise BI users' daily activities.