Definition - What does Over-Allocation mean?
Techopedia explains Over-Allocation
One excellent example of over-allocation that needs careful calibration is in virtualization. In a virtualization system, the physical hardware is partitioned into virtual components. Resources like memory and processing power must be precisely allocated. Any deviations either result in inefficiency or place too many demands on one point in the system, such as a given processor. IT professionals need to look closely at a system and observe it carefully to see whether the allocation is efficient and accurate.