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?

2 comments:

Brian 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?