August 3rd, 2007 | Published in Google Enterprise
With Google Apps and Google Custom Search Business Edition we've been touting the benefits of hosted services. However, this doesn't mean we're trying to move everything to the cloud. Instead, we continue to focus on offering the right software architecture for a specific job - desktop software, appliance, client-server or hosted.
For example, we chose an appliance architecture for our Google Mini in order to simplify installation and upkeep, provide more complete control over how frequently content is indexed and to securely search both public and private content - simple yet sophisticated.
We recently added many new features to the Google Mini, and it continues to garner great accolades. In a recent ZDNet product review, Jonathan Bennett comments that of search products available today, the Google Mini is "...probably the simplest to get working, yet highly capable and configurable." Add that to the 4 star rating that the Mini received in a June PC Magazine review and you have a happy product manager and even happier customers.