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provision

A term which, as used in UK medical practice, corresponds to one or more legal conditions/provisos written into a contract or financial arrangement, when a particular type of expense is anticipated but its actual and final cost is uncertain—e.g., clinical negligence liability.

Provisions are included in contracts to comply with the accounting principle of prudence. An estimate of the likely expense is charged to the income and expenditure account—for the Department, to the Operating Cost Statement—as soon as the issue comes to light, even though a cash payout might not occur for many years, if at all. The expense is matched by a balance-sheet provision entry showing the potential liability to the organisation.
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As our first certified iSCSI hardware vendor, SANRAD is well positioned in the iSCSI world with solid hardware, easy management, top storage services functionality and a great price point that will allow companies to leverage their existing storage and develop server provisioning strategies with confidence.
We can take that and make it better for the back-end server provisioning side," he said.
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The platform provides server provisioning, resource management, job control and high-level application support in a single integrated software package and has built-in support for operating hundreds of virtual clusters on the same set of physical resources, scaling their compute footprints on-demand in real time.
IBM Corp will this week use the US Open tennis tournament to showcase a revamped set of server provisioning middleware tit acquired in May when it bought Think Dynamics.
In addition to performance comparisons, the benchmark is a great tool for optimizing server provisioning.
June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Opscode , the leader in cloud infrastructure automation, today announced that Opscode Open Source Chef (TM), Hosted Chef (TM) and Private Chef (TM) solutions provide full integration with Google Compute Engine, delivering full stack infrastructure automation - from server provisioning and configuration management to continuous delivery of infrastructure and applications.
Making their new dedicated server plans unique, Active 24 cut the dedicated server provisioning time down to 24 hours from an industry standard of seven days.