Enterprise Search Appliance(s)

An Enterprise Search Appliance; is an easily configurable appliance that crawls all your internal web pages, file shares and databases and makes them searchable for you.

It's also worth noting that these serach appliance's can be configured as distrubuted or single node. In a distributed configuration, multiple search appliances would essentially act as one, meaning that a document stored on the medical file share at Langley could be identified in a search at Nellis.

This could be installed inside MTF subnets to make finding relavent data, documents, etc...easy for users.

In the military life of 2-3 year assignments this would drastically improve business continuity and could prove very useful for server admins in reducing file duplication within the network reducing costs associated with storage and backup of redundent data.

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