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Provision

Used in accounting as a charge for an estimated expense or loss.

provision

the sums charged in DOUBLE ENTRY ACCOUNTS against a firm's PROFITS in anticipation of costs which are likely to arise in the future. The most common general provision made by firms is the provision for DOUBTFUL DEBTS which is established in anticipation of some customers not paying what they owe. In addition, a firm may make a specific provision against, say, a damages claim which is presently not yet settled. Provisions are aimed at trying to ensure that profits are not overstated by making sure that all a firm's costs are charged, even those whose precise amount is not yet certain. See REVALUATION PROVISION, DEFERRED TAX.
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Storage provisioning goes hand in hand with server provisioning and is an important consideration with implementing email archiving.
Taking into account the time needed to specify an exact hardware configuration, process purchase requisitions and orders, order hardware, lead times and the time to receive/build/test the hardware, server provisioning times of two weeks are not unusual.
First, it is developing a matrix architecture, based on service provisioning rather than server provisioning.
This new combination of V-Switch and netBoot/i also brings companies an extremely affordable way to implement server provisioning strategies that can lower operating costs through centralized data consolidation and enable rapid deployment and assignment of blade servers.
Automated server provisioning eliminates error-prone manual recovery techniques.
We can take that and make it better for the back-end server provisioning side," he said.
Novadigm has been recognized by IDC as the revenue share leader in the server provisioning and management software market.
Two main planks of the utility computing model are automatic storage provisioning, and automatic server provisioning.
Using QDR InfiniBand, we are able to perform server provisioning in just seconds and provide extremely fast disk performance at 40Gb/s," said Adnan Raja, director of business development at Atlantic.
According to Savvis, its Cloud Application Database service brings the advantages of cloud computing to Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server environments without long-term licensing or server provisioning.