Founded in 1995, GlobalNet Services, Inc. (GNSI), is a fa
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For over 10 years, GNSI has supported the FDA with technology integration and Internet strategies. The FDA was running an older search engine for its public site at www.fda.gov with mixed results. The search function was not consistently reliable or speedy, nor was it accurate in the information it returned. The FDA wanted a better solution.
GNSI recommended a single Google Search Appliance model GB-5005 for the FDA. In particular they felt the built-in redundancy and reliability of this model would be a good match for the challenge. GNSI in
Today the FDA’s Google Search Appliance crawls one million documents across www.fda.gov. Ori Reiss, GNSI President and CEO, says that both citizens and the FDA staff, who make heavy use of the public site, are very positive about having Google as the Internet search provider. “The Google name is tantamount to quality,” says Reiss, “and we are seeing consistently improved stability and reliability in the search function. The Google Appliance provides much better speed and accuracy in search results and the GNSI team can customize the look and feel of the interface for the FDA.”
As a technology solutions provider, GNSI emphasized how little it takes to operate the Google Search Appliance. “There was not much to do to get the crawl up and running,” Reiss recalls. GNSI configured the Search Appliance and Domain Name Server (DNS) in such a way that indexing bandwidth is also very low. GNSI provided indexing rules and defined the Collection definition and Keymatches. GNSI also configured it to allow sorting by date of search results and cu