26 JUN 2013
UPDATE: Maintenance completed successfully
The Cyclades and Pithos Web UI and APIs will be inaccessible on Thursday, Jun 27 2013 09:00-10:00 EEST due to scheduled maintenance.
Your VMs and Pithos files should remain unaffected in the above timeframe.
Thank you, the ~okeanos team
27 MAY 2013Hello everybody,
We are very pleased to announce that today we are closing up the ~okeanos alpha phase. This means we will not be activating any more users at this point, as we will be getting ready for the official ~okeanos public beta, which will open up ~okeanos to the whole Greek academic and research community.
We are very happy that the ~okeanos alpha ends successfully. Additionally, we are content, since demand more than exceeded what we initially expected and had originally planned for. Watching the software behind ~okeanos scale to meet such high demand was also a ... read more
23 MAY 2013Hello happy ~okeanos users,
Today we have a treat for everybody who would like a taste of real UNIX, coming all the way from the good old days.
The first FreeBSD image is now available for use on ~okeanos. Try it out!
Create your own VM, check out how original UNIX feels and let us know what you think.
the ~okeanos team
10 APR 2013
Some of you may have already noticed that a new "Projects" tab has popped up on your Dashboard. Let's see what this is all about.
Projects such as assignments, exercises and research experiments are quite common in academia. Most of the time, they rely heavily on the computing, network and storage resources at hand; resources that you may not have, or that is difficult to reserve for your colleagues or students.
Unsuprisingly, for a while now we have been receiving requests such as:
"Can I have more VMs to share with my students for a CPU-intensive semester ... read more
04 APR 2013When it comes to pushing the boundaries of speed, one has to rethink the basic concepts of the backend storage technology. And if we want to talk about cloud elasticity, one has to wonder:
How can I spawn a VM with 100GB System Disk in seconds?
Or a cluster of 100 VMs in a few minutes?
Well, enter Archipelago, a new, innovative Storage Backend for your VM data. Archipelago literally means "a cluster of islands", distinct from one another yet often with the same culture and morphology.
... read more