"Google Launches 'Mini' Version of Enterprise Search Box"
By Matt Hicks
January 13, 2005
Google Inc. took two more steps Thursday toward becoming as well-known in enterprise search as it is for finding information on the Web.
The Mountain View, Calif., company launched a search appliance aimed at smaller organizations while expanding the types of enterprise data it supports on its higher-end appliances. Google's moves follow promises from its executives last year that it would invest more in enterprise products and expand its offerings for businesses.
Google introduced the Google Mini for use in organizations with up to about 1,000 employees or in departments of larger companies, said Matthew Glotzbach, business product manager for Google's enterprise group.
The Mini can index as many as 50,000 documents and sells for $4,995. Compare that to Google's main enterprise box, the Google Search Appliance. The three models of that appliance support indexes of between 1.5 million and 15 million and start at $32,000. (full article)