Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Google Search Appliance

From the Official Google Blog: 9000 and counting:

This month, we passed the 9,000 mark for enterprise buyers of the Google Search Appliance and the Google Mini.

I don't know about you but that seems like an absurdly low number. So perhaps the demand for behind-the-firewall search isn't so large after all? Or perhaps corporate folks have not moved their most secret data to the Web even behind their firewalls? What's up with this?


Anonymous said...

I think cost has something to do with the low number. My university purchased a Google Search Appliance, and I'm able to use it. Works great. However, we wouldn't have one if the cost came out of our departmental budget.

Kevin Gamble said...

I can see that with universities, but these numbers include corporate purchasers as well. And the mini is not so expensive. I wonder how Google CSE is cutting in to potential sales?