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Tier

A group of securities according to company size or quality. For example, blue chip stocks may belong in one tier, while startup stocks belong in another. See also: Secondary stock, Credit rating.

tier

A grouping of securities, usually by company size or security quality. See also secondary stock.

tier

A row of townships extending east and west. See public land survey system.

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To make this 3-layer or tiered wedding cake, you'll need to bake 3 (14-inch) round cake layers, each of which will require 2 boxes of cake mix for a total of 6 boxes; 3 (10-inch) round cake layers, each of which will require 1 box cake mix for a total of 3 boxes; and 3 (6-inch) round cake layers which each require 1/2 box cake mix or a total of 1 1/2 boxes.
Finally, responding to the Service's concern that its ruling might require an audit of all of the tiered partnerships to determine the partner's gross income, the Tax Court ruled that audits would not be necessary.
A tiered approach to exposure assessment whereby conservative assumptions in the estimate are progressively refined is likewise appropriate for endocrine disruptors as well as compounds that may be active via other mechanisms.
NYSE:FR), the nation's largest provider of diversified industrial real estate, has selected Compellent's Storage Center[TM] storage area network (SAN) to deliver an automated tiered storage environment that increases storage performance and reduces ongoing expansion costs.
The benefits of implementing a tiered storage strategy include improved IT cost structure, optimized asset utilization and increased service levels.
For organizations that are contemplating transitioning from Novell NetWare to the Novell SUSE Linux, Microsoft Windows or Network Appliance (NetApp) Filer server platform, CaminoSoft's tiered storage solutions can greatly simplify the process.
According to a recent survey of CIOs, cost reduction was a key goal for 2004, driving initiatives for tiered storage architectures and Information Lifecycle Management (ILM).
The availability of a broad set of archiving solutions for the PS Series is the latest step in EqualLogic's tiered storage strategy.
Classifying different storage resources corresponding to particular tiers is only a first step to driving value from an effective tiered storage strategy.
QuickStart ILM provides tiered storage by intermixing high-performance Fibre Channel (FC) drives and lower-cost mid-tier FC drives in a single enclosure.
The notion of tiered storage--of allocating applications' different types of storage based on performance, availability and recovery requirements--has been an oft-discussed, yet seldom implemented practice since the advent of SANs.
In a recent Lab Validation report, ESG performed hands-on testing of the Hitachi TagmaStore(TM) Universal Storage Platform, TagmaStore Network Storage Controller, and HiCommand Tiered Storage Manager, and concluded that Hitachi's hardware and software products combine to deliver "game-changing technology that has obvious and quantifiable value.