• 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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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.

    Thank you,
    the ~okeanos team

    posted by okeanos on Jan. 20, 2015, 11:39 a.m., filed under all , status , ~okeanos

  • 10 DEC 2014


    UPDATE: Upgrade works completed successfully

    Due to extended power upgrade works in our datacenter, the ~okeanos service will be disrupted between 07:00 EET and 23:30 EET on Saturday, December 13. The running Cyclades VMs will be temporary shut down during the planned maintenance, and they will be automatically restarted when works end. The planned works are not expected to affect Pithos+.

    Note that if you have long running jobs or services you should ensure that they are at a stable state before the upgrade. To do that you can shut them down pro-actively before 07:00 EET, Saturday, December 13.

    The ... read more

    posted by okeanos on Dec. 10, 2014, 3:18 p.m., filed under all , status , spotlight , cyclades

  • 30 AUG 2013


    UPDATE: Everything is operating normally. If you still encounter any problems, please let us know at


    Hello ~okeanos users,

    Some of you have probably noticed that your VMs were not responding for a few hours this morning. We will try to shed some light on what happened.

    This morning we experienced a failure in the cooling system of the data center housing ~okeanos. This led to physical machines hosting ~okeanos VMs shutting down automatically, to avoid permanent damage due to overheating.

    We apologize ... read more

    posted by okeanos on Aug. 30, 2013, 12:38 p.m., filed under all , status , ~okeanos