Google has announced a smaller, faster version of its Mini appliance, designed to allow smaller businesses to add Google search to web sites and corporate networks.
The integrated hardware-software search appliance can now search multiple sites and search the contents of shared Windows file systems. It is available in versions that search from 50,000 up to 300,000 documents.
The new version is half the size and weight of the original and can fit under a desk. Improved performance features include faster crawling and query serving, with support for up to 25 queries per second.
It also offers an improved dashboard for administrators and simple network management protocol (SNMP) monitoring for remote management. The diagnostics feature has also been enhanced to provide better reporting.