Google Search Appliance (GSA) customers are probably already familiar with the ecosystem of connectors that allow the GSA to seamlessly integrate with a variety of third party enterprise systems, including Microsoft SharePoint, EMC Documentum and IBM FileNet. Today, at the Google I/O, a new connector "VNX Connector," developed by EMC using its VNX Event Enabler platform is released, that'll improve time-to-information with on-the-fly indexing for content stored on EMC VNX Unified Storage.
"VNX Connector for the Google Search Appliance uses VNX's Event Enabler functionality to publish event notifications when changes are made to enterprise content, for example adding, changing or deleting files. When these events occur, the VNX Event Enabler automatically sends notifications to the GSA, providing users with more up-to-date search results for content that is stored on the VNX. Moreover, metadata about these updated results will feed directly into the dynamic navigation feature available on the GSA, for quick drill-down and navigation of the content using facets and attributes. Administrators can also target which information is indexed and made searchable through the VNX storage console," explained Google.
The solution will provide users with a great experience as they grapple with the rapid expansion of information in their business.
[Source: Google Enterprise blog]