Definitions

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  • n. Excessive provision.
  • v. To provide more than is necessary.

Etymologies

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over- +‎ provision

Examples

  • "Apple suffered from iPad supply constraints until July of this year, so in our view it is not unreasonable to assume the company decided to overprovision capacity as it approached the holidays," he wrote.

  • He said the price tag to protect against denial of service attacks and overprovision enough bandwidth was going to cost $30 million.

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  • Realistically, most IT organizations overprovision servers to avoid this problem.

    Site Home

  • Look, it doesn't do anything ultimately to bend the cost curve in storage to de-duplicate data, or to automatically move bits from one tier to another, or to overprovision capacity on an array, or even to spin down disks containing bits that aren't being re-referenced.

    DrunkenData.com

  • We overprovision smartly, sharing the expense of over-provisioning across a broad portfolio of properties.

    Yahoo! Developer Network Blog

  • She points out the problem of "hundreds of thousands of council tax payers pounds wasted by overprovision" has been solved by the removal of the beds at

    icCheshireOnline

  • To balance workloads well enough that managers don't feel the need to overprovision, Cisco needs a new management tool that can view each virtualized resource and manage them as part of a single system.

    TechWeb

  • Proofpoint says the service also means companies don't have to overprovision premises hardware to deal with mail spikes-in other words, don't buy any more appliances.

    InformationWeek - All Stories And Blogs

  • "Most companies don't have a handle on the storage they're deploying and they're in the dark on what the real business need is, so they overprovision or underprovision rather than putting the right performance and availability in place," said Andrew Reichman, a senior analyst a Forrester.

    Enterprise Storage Forum News

  • In addition, the study found that companies today do not have adequate protection against DDoS attacks, and many overprovision their bandwidth

    Marketwire - Breaking News Releases

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