17 FEB 2016
Hi ~okeanos users,
A new critical vulnerability in glibc has recently been discovered. This security issue is a stack-based buffer overflow problem, which can be exploited by malicious users to execute code remotely. This affects all Linux systems.
Because of this, we strongly advise you to update immediately the glibc packages in your operating system and restart your virtual machines immediately after the updates.
In order to update Debian and Debian derivative systems you may execute:
and for CentOS/RHEL:
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22 JAN 2016
We'd like to inform you about scheduled network maintenance in our Datacenter between 16:00-18:00 EEST on Friday, Jan 22 2016.
Your VMs and Pithos+ files should remain unaffected. The maintenance is expected to cause minor disruptions to the ~okeanos service, with transient loss of connectivity to the VMs, Cyclades and Pithos+ Web UIs and their APIs.
We cannot e xclude longer periods of connectivity loss within this window, but we will strive to keep them to a minimum.
Thanks for your understanding,
the ~okeanos team
24 DEC 2015
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
21 DEC 2015
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
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