non-Dell hard drives attached to PERC H700 and H800

Ryan Miller rmiller at smartertravelmedia.com
Wed Apr 14 00:44:07 CDT 2010


Thanks for the correction.  FY's usually end on a quarter but I guess not for Dell, at least now.  I thought they used to close in March but that could be wrong too.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com [mailto:linux-poweredge-
> bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of Matt Domsch
> Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 1:24 AM
> To: Bond Masuda
> Cc: Shane Williams; 'linux-poweredge at dell.com'
> Subject: Re: non-Dell hard drives attached to PERC H700 and H800
> 
> On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 09:30:20AM -0400, Ryan Miller wrote:
> > Shane,
> >
> > FY's are always the year the real year ends in, and always end at
> > the end of a real-year quarter.  Dell books a lot of
> > end-of-real-year sales that they don't like to close their fiscal
> > year during, so they close 3/31.  Next 3/31 is obviously in 2011, so
> > we're in FY2011.  This is also why March is often a good time to get
> > deals out of Dell.
> 
> I can't comment on the why, but the Dell fiscal year actually runs
> 2/1/(YYYY-1)
> to 1/31/(YYYY) for fiscal year YYYY.
> 
> 
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