• 28 JAN 2015


    Critical glibc vulnerability found (GHOST)

    Hi ~okeanos-global 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-global 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 [1]. ... read more

    posted by okeanos on Jan. 28, 2015, 12:22 p.m., filed under all , security , spotlight , cyclades

  • 19 DEC 2014


    Early Christmas by ~okeanos-global

    Hello everybody,

    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

    posted by okeanos on Dec. 19, 2014, 4:59 p.m., filed under all , news , spotlight , ~okeanos

  • 10 APR 2014


    Have you checked your heart lately? Good.
    How about your OpenSSL library? No? Well, you should.

    There is a rather dangerous OpenSSL bug on the wild, that affects versions 1.0.1 to 1.0.1f (inclusive). Briefly, all services that employ HTTPS and use the buggy OpenSSL library are exposed to sensitive information leaks. Passwords, certificates and just about anything you want to keep private can be stolen. For a more thorough explanation on this subject, we suggest you read this site, which has all the information you need.

    The ... read more

    posted by helpdesk on April 10, 2014, 4:17 p.m., filed under all , security , spotlight , cyclades

  • 23 DEC 2013


    Hello ~okeanos-global users,

    Many of you have already noticed that the beta version of ~okeanos-global manages your IPs in a new way. Our previous blog post explains what are the new features. We will provide some excerpts of this blog post below:

    Public IPs

    Next to your 'machines' and 'networks' two new tabs just appeared. The first one reads 'public IPs'. Until now, every machine that you created got connected to the public network (Internet) and was automatically assigned a public IPv4 by the ~okeanos-global infrastructure. Although this was sufficient for most of you, our advanced users asked ... read more

    posted by okeanos on Dec. 23, 2013, 4:51 p.m., filed under all , news , cyclades

  • 16 DEC 2013


    Hello everybody,

    Two days left for beta and new features are already here!

    As you may have already noticed, new things have popped up on your ~okeanos-global Web UI. And new things are under the hood too. Let's take a quick tour:

    1. Active CPUs and RAM

    Starting today, we introduce a new, more sophisticated tracking mechanism for your CPUs and RAM that will allow you to create even more machines. How does it work?

    We now track only your active CPUs and RAM. This results in CPU and RAM usage only when your machine is running. If you shutdown ... read more

    posted by okeanos on Dec. 16, 2013, 3:58 p.m., filed under all , news , spotlight , ~okeanos