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  • 24 DEC 2015

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!

    Merry Christmas!

    It's Christmas time! We have been listening to your requests and wishes and we have a gift sack for you, full of handy applications and a "more resources for more users" plan.

    Keep your files in sync with Agkyra: our brand new syncing client provides access to your data across your Linux, Mac OS, and Windows machines. With a discreet GUI (and a matching CLI, if you are into it), it syncs your data to the cloud in a Pithos+ container.
    More info on Agkyra

    Backup your machine with BaaS: our new Backup-as-a-Service application backs up and restores ... read more

    posted by okeanos on Dec. 24, 2015, 11:25 a.m., filed under all , news , spotlight , ~okeanos , applications

  • 21 DEC 2015

    SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE/UPGRADE OPERATION

    UPDATE: All works completed successfully

    Due to infrastructure maintenance and upgrades, the ~okeanos service will be disrupted between 09:00 and 12:00 EET on Wednesday, December 23.

    Any running Cyclades VMs will be temporarily shut down during maintenance and automatically restarted afterwards.
    The Cyclades and Pithos Web UI and APIs will also be inaccessible in the above timeframe.

    The upgrades are necessary to improve our services.

    The ~okeanos team

    posted by okeanos on Dec. 21, 2015, 1:49 p.m., filed under all , status , spotlight , ~okeanos

  • 20 MAY 2015

    IMPORTANT MAINTENANCE/UPGRADE OPERATION

    A major upgrade has been made available in the software running our VM infrastructure.

    The new version has many performance and security enhancements.
    You must restart, using our API or the UI, your VM(s) in order to start using the new version.

    IMPORTANT : This Friday (22/May/2015) we will restart all VMs that will be using the old version of the virtualization software.

    The upgrade involves the Qemu-kvm package (from version 2.0.0+dfsg-4 to 2.1+dfsg-12)

    The list of changes are:

    The ~okeanos team

    posted by okeanos on May 20, 2015, 8:38 a.m., filed under all , status , spotlight , cyclades

  • 01 MAY 2015

    ARCHIPELAGO CAP

    Our fast and reliable network object storage Archipelago is thriving. About 60% (over 3000) of the running VMs use Archipelago.This is very encouraging for us, spurring us to go further with our storage innovation plans.
    At the same time, it means that we are getting close to our current maximum capacity set aside for Archipelago storage.

    To ensure the stability and the performance of the currently running VMs, and of the service as a whole, we need to stabilise our storage demands. So, for the next few months we will not allow the creation of Archipelago VMs.

    Of course, you ... read more

    posted by okeanos on May 1, 2015, 7:06 p.m., filed under all , news , status , cyclades

  • 28 JAN 2015

    CRITICAL GLIBC VULNERABILITY FOUND (GHOST)

    Critical glibc vulnerability found (GHOST)

    Hi ~okeanos users,

    As some of you might have heard, a new glibc vulnerability has been found. It has been named GHOST (CVE 2015-0235) and affects most Linux systems. You can find a detailed description of this vulnerability here. From the ~okeanos images that we provide at this moment, the affected ones are the following:

    • (K)Ubuntu, prior to version 14.04
    • Debian, all versions
    • CentOS, all versions
    • Oracle Linux, all versions

    On our part, we have updated our own systems, but you are strongly advised to update your VMs too [1]. ... read more

    posted by okeanos on Jan. 28, 2015, 12:22 p.m., filed under all , security , spotlight , cyclades