Google Inc. has announced the availability of the Google Mini, a search appliance for small-to-medium businesses that want to access and manage their information using Google search.
"We believe high-quality search makes business faster and more efficient, and that companies of any size can realize these benefits," said Dave Girouard, general manager of Google's enterprise business. "Whether it's an employee finding the information she needs to do a better job or a customer connecting with the right product or service, Google search can improve productivity, increase revenues and reduce costs."
The Google Mini is an integrated hardware/software search appliance that indexes all content within a company's intranet or public website so users can search that content with the same simplicity and relevant results as they can on Google.com. It offers significant benefits to businesses such as consulting firms, educational institutions, state and local governments, and non-profits, which including fast search results, unified search across more than 220 file types and rasy installation and minimal administration.
The Google Mini searches up to 50,000 documents and comes with one year of support, software updates, and hardware replacement coverage. It can be purchased online, directly from the Google Store, for US$4,995 with a credit card or purchase order.
The enterprise version Google Search Appliance has received enhancements that include database search, localized administration (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Japanese), third-party content feed API, enhanced secure content access, and SNMP monitoring: Monitors system health and appliance crawling and serving statistics via a standard SNMP interface.