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News Scan: Goldman's top-secret messaging platform; NASA's breakneck cloud migration; More

The top news stories for August 28, 2014.

Seagate ships world's first 8TB hard drive, sans helium

Seagate has announced the world's first 8TB hard disk drive, which will not use helium--a method used by Western Digital.

VMware: Before us, software-defined networking couldn't be done

There are a handful of competing approaches to the concept of defining networks in software. This week, VMware changed its tack from declaring its NSX approach superior, to the only one that exists.

Apologetic VMware CEO makes peace offering of 'virtual volumes'

A candid admission from an always heartfelt Pat Gelsinger extends an olive branch to partners whom VMware publicly snubbed just a few months ago.

VMworld 2014: Will vRealize lend 'definition' to the SDDC?

What could be the most important conference VMware has ever produced will reveal just how much change in the software-defined data center the virtualization leader is willing to embrace.

VSG: Comcast, Level 3's impending purchases will alter Ethernet landscape

When Comcast and Level 3 complete their pending acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and TW Telecom, they will immediately change the state of the U.S. Ethernet services market, reports Vertical Systems Group in its Mid-2014 U.S. Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard.

Researchers successfully hack into traffic lights, take over controller

A research team at the University of Michigan has discovered that taking over a city's traffic intersections and making all the lights green is not just something you see in movies. In fact, they demonstrated that this is possible to anyone equipped with a laptop and the right kind of wireless radio.

CenturyLink now offers a more public, private cloud

As the telco builds out its cloud data center presence, you start to wonder if being a telco holds CenturyLink back. Its new service option places it at least on a par--if not better--with Rackspace.

5 lessons for managing and recruiting in the new federal IT landscape

The federal IT space and the private IT space are different in many ways; think budgets, hiring processes, leadership chains, regulations and much more. But while the two are very different, they both share a common theme--change.

On second thought, 1.1 million comments to FCC weren't enough

In a concession that the American public may still have more to say on the net neutrality issue, the FCC decides it can listen to a whole month's worth of more comments.