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Google Rolls Out Bigdaddy Data Centers

Google Inc. has begun a steady rollout of "Bigdaddy," a new infrastructure for Google Web search that will eventually be in all of the company's data centers.

The Mountain View, Calif., search engine recently converted a third data center to Bigdaddy, and hopes to switch over a new one every 10 days or so, Google senior engineer Matt Cutts wrote in his blog.

"Take this as a rule of thumb," Cutts said of the timeline. "There are smart folks doing this transition, and they're deciding how to do it in the best way."

Google was not immediately available for comment Thursday.

The biggest problems Google plans to fix with Bigdaddy are hijacking redirects of URLs and what Google calls "canonicalization."

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