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Google outsources to Dell


High-end enterprise box

Google has decided to let Dell assembled its high-end enterprise search boxes. The company used to build its own boxes from components supplied by a variety of white-box manufacturers.

The search company said on Thursday that it had recently partnered with Dell to manufacture the Google Search Appliance (GSA).

Matthew Glotzbach, director of product management for Google Enterprise said that when its business was much smaller, hardware construction was easy.

But the company had problems scaling production as its Google Search Appliance proved to be quite popular and Google had to decide either to staff up and improve its manufacturing operation or look to a third-party.

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Last modified on 25 June 2007
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