20 MAY 2015
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
01 MAY 2015
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
28 JAN 2015
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 . ... read more
20 JAN 2015
UPDATE: Upgrade works completed successfully
The ~okeanos datacenter will undergo an upgrade period on January 21. The upgrade will start at 17:00 EET and we expect it to last 5 hours, until 22:00 EET.
It is possible that during this period ~okeanos services (Cyclades, Pithos+) may be affected.
The upgrade works are necessary in order to address problems in our routers software and the activation of new features that will improve our services.
the ~okeanos team
19 DEC 2014
Hopefully everyone is merry and bright and whatnot. If you still have room in your Christmas socks, then get ready for this present; the 0.16 version of Synnefo has just been released. Let's see which are the new features that you may get excited about:
Pool projects: Projects have been upgraded to a new unified "pool project" type in Synnefo 0.16. Resources get assigned to projects, and project members may reserve resources from individual projects for their own use. Users may choose a project where a new resource can be charged (e.g., a ... read more