Xerox and the Google Search Appliance
Generating $16 billion in revenue in 2002, Xerox Corporation is the global leader in the document management business. The Group intranet contains thousands of PDF and HTML files and a smaller number of Microsoft Office documents, all hosted on one Solaris server running Apache. It had a very small budget to work with, and needed to find an inexpensive solution that didn't require a lot of effort. The low cost and easy deployment the Google Search Appliance offers won Smith over. They purchased the GB-1001, which can crawl up to 150,000 documents. Also, it required no additional resources to deploy.