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 may 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

Ανοιχτή Πρόσκληση για τη Δημιουργία Διαδικτυακών Μαθημάτων με Δωρεάν Χρήση Προηγμένων Ερευνητικών Υποδομών και Υπηρεσιών


Η Κοινοπραξία του Ευρωπαϊκού έργου FORGE (Forging Online Education through FIRE) εξέδωσε ανοιχτή πρόσκληση σε ερευνητές, ακαδημαϊκούς, φοιτητές, εργαστήρια και μικρομεσαίες επιχειρήσεις για τη δημιουργία καινοτόμων διαδραστικών μαθημάτων που αξιοποιούν δυνατότητες του Διαδικτύου του Μέλλοντος, υπό το πρίσμα της πανευρωπαϊκής πρωτοβουλίας FIRE (Future Internet Research and Experimentation).

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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 are always able to create the traditional, standard-storage VMs, so we hope that this will not affect your use of ~okeanos. Moreover, we are working hard towards extending the overall storage capacity with new, faster and more reliable hardware; in a short time we will be able to offer you both more and better storage for your VMs.

Also, we will be performing a major upgrade this Monday (May 4th, 2015), during the weekly maintenance window, in order to increase the stability of the service.

Stay tuned for new releases, features, and hardware updates.

Governments Enabled with IPv6


In the framework of the “Governments Enabled with IPv6” (GEN6) European project, the workshop “IPv6 for innovative government and public services” took place, on April 21st, hosted by GRNET.

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