Google Inc. has announced the availability of its next-generation Google Search Appliance, an integrated hardware/software search product that is intended to enable corporations, universities, and government agencies to deliver Google-quality search results on their intranets and public Web sites.
This latest version of the Google Search Appliance, available in three models, is designed to offer better search performance, including increased capacity for more than 300 queries per minute, and expanded collections that scale from 150,000 to 15 million or more documents. In addition, the new Google Search Appliance features a continuous crawl that is designed to automatically maintain the freshness of document collections as they deliver relevant results based on Google's latest search algorithms.
First introduced in 2002, the Google Search Appliance is available in three models: the GB-1001, which can now index up to approximately 1.5 million documents (ideal for departments and mid-sized companies); the GB-5005, that provides automatic fail-over designed to ensure high uptime; and the GB-8008, designed for centralized deployments supporting global business units. Google Search Appliance customers receive a package of hardware, software, and two years of customer support, starting at $32,000.