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Recap: What’s Next After Google Search Appliance?

There have been numerous questions posed with the sunset of Google Search Appliance (GSA) at the end of 2018, especially for organizations who depend on the platform for enterprise search and for search functionality on their public-facing websites. Combined with the popularity of cloud-deployed solutions, this presents a unique challenge for organizations looking to replace their legacy GSA implementation.

To answer questions about the future of GSA, we held an informative webinar around what’s next, including strategies for transitioning search solutions, best practices for platform replacement, and Perficient’s own solution, Nero. Here are some of the highlights:

The Status of Google Search Appliance

Depending on which search platform your organization is using, support will end in either March or December 2018. For organizations running Google Site Search (GSS), support ends March 31 and GSS reverts to Google Custom Search. Google Search Appliance users will simply see their platforms shut down.

Considerations Matter for Next Steps

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With the sunset of both platforms, technology executives face lingering questions for next steps. How next steps are made depend an organization’s strategic direction, budget, technology, and independence. In essence, you can spend a lot of time designing your own solution or adopt a new solution. One way or another, there are pros and cons to each.

There are Many Solutions on the Market

Like many technology areas today, search is no stranger to budding competition. Numerous platforms also have their own strengths, including advanced content analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and more. A sample of what is available is seen below:

Introducing Nero, by Perficient

One solution on the market is Perficient’s own platform, Nero. Similar to the GSA platform, Nero offers direct API access, modern display, customized results sharing, and quick setup in under 30 days. Additionally, the platform is open source and scalable, creating unlimited search possibilities for organizations. You can see more information in the tweets below:

Going From Here

With Nero, you have full control of your web search and the power to move forward from the sunset of GSA. If you have more questions about your transition, meet us at Elastic{ON} in San Francisco next week, February 27 – March 1st or reach out for a conversation with one of our specialists at

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Albert Qian

Albert Qian is a Marketing Manager at Perficient for our IBM PCS, DevOps, and Enterprise Solutions Partners focused on cloud computing technologies.

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