Can I run the Google Mini software on my own hardware?
The Google Mini is an integrated search appliance. We do this to help keep costs down, and provide a better search experience for you and your users. You don't have to worry about buying a compatible server with enough speed and capacity, we've already taken care of that for you. We take care of any hardware problems, and can ship a replacement to you overnight. Also, you don't have to worry about configuring, supporting, or maintaining the Mini's operating system... all you have to worry about is the Mini's straightforward web interface. All of these things allow us to provide the Mini as an effective enterprise search solution, at a lower total cost of ownership than a software-only product would be.