Catalyst Magazine Issue 1 2012

Welcome to the new Catalyst magazine

You may notice that this issue is easier to read, yet packed with much more information. That’s because we’ve been listening to our readers and put your excellent advice to work. You told us that you enjoy reading our customer case studies, but you’d like a lot more from us – more in-depth writing, more expert advice, more product coverage, and more coverage of news and trends. This issue, focusing on virtualization and how midsized companies are using it to drive their businesses forward, offers that and more.

Please dive in and give us your comments.


  1. Analyze with DPACK before you virtualize

    02 Apr 2012 By : Lisa DiCarlo Lee

    Assessing servers and workloads for virtualization is crucial, and the complimentary DPACK tool from Dell can help the planning process.

  2. Virtualization allows company to back up and scale out

    02 Apr 2012 By : Fawn Fitter

    Virtualization offers more than sheer processing power. For Thinkwell Group, it provides reliable backup and a scalable environment, allowing the company to concentrate on creativity.

  3. Planning guides offer help for making IT decisions

    02 Apr 2012 By : Tom Farre

    Vendor and analyst references such as reference architectures and implementation guides can save valuable time and resources for SMBs.

  4. Market Trends: Streamlined IT tops IT objectives

    02 Apr 2012

    Businesses must streamline IT and improve performance, even while supporting increased applications, according to a recent IDG survey.

  5. DR4000 backup appliance provides massive storage in small footprint

    02 Apr 2012

    Find out what’s inside the new Dell DR4000 backup appliance. Catalyst talks with Abhijit Dinkar, one of the creators of the storage product.

  6. Five ways to improve your virtualization ROI

    02 Apr 2012 By : Bob Leck

    Learn five best practices that make better use of virtualization in order to maximize ROI, lower TCO, and achieve optimal overall IT resource allocation.

  7. Why move to the cloud?

    02 Apr 2012 By : Rhonda Abrams

    Learn about the main reasons why so many businesses are choosing cloud-based applications, whether for financial, functional, or management benefits.

  8. Evaluating the useful life of a server

    02 Apr 2012 By : Tom Nolle

    When does it cost more to run an old server than to buy a new one? Find out in this analysis of economic life versus mechanical life of server costs.

  9. How to achieve high server density at low cost

    02 Apr 2012 By : Susan Fogarty

    Blade servers helped a virtualization migration pay off for the Small Business Authority, provider of technology and business services.

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