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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Dell Simplifies Search With Google

image Dell today will help simplify enterprise search for U.S. customers by selling the Google Search ApplianceTM  and the Google MiniTM , through Dell’s direct corporate and public sales organizations (see www.dell.com/googlesearch). The Google Search Appliance starts at $30,000 and the Google Mini starts at $1,995. Both search appliances are covered by Google warranty and support services.

“Having the Google Search Appliance and Google Mini available from Dell bolsters our enterprise offerings and helps simplify the search engine process for our commercial and public customers,” said Terry Klein, Dell vice president, Americas Advanced Solutions Group. “Google’s turnkey search appliances align well with Dell’s priority to simplify information technology in the data center.”

The Google Search Appliance, with its distinctive bezel and yellow chassis, is designed for larger enterprises, while the blue Google Mini is targeted for the small and medium business market. These appliances deliver relevant search results from information sources within a company’s firewall. Companies can also design their own interface that users recognize from their familiarity with Google.com, without compromising existing corporate security requirements.

“Expanding our channel presence will help meet the growing demand and interest in Google EnterpriseTM  solutions worldwide. Dell’s partnership is critical to helping us deliver the best of Google business innovation to our rapidly growing customer base,” said Darci Dutton-Reimund, head of channels North America, Google Enterprise.

Since 2006, Dell’s OEM Industry Solutions Group has coordinated with Google on the customization of Dell PowerEdgeTM  2950 servers to form the foundation for the yellow Google Search Appliance (GSA). Dell’s OEM division supports Google’s Enterprise division with an end-to-end appliance program providing sales and technical expertise, worldwide regulatory compliance and order fulfillment.

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