Nov 2014

Synnefo v0.16 gets released, with a lot of new features. Support for multiple disks (volumes) per VM is added, a brand new administrator dashboard is introduced and a complete redesign of the Projects mechanism allows more flexibility. Finally, Archipelago becomes a prereq for Pithos, which also brings the long awaited Snapshot functionality, a way to create a snapshot of any disk of a Cyclades VM and save it to Pithos.

May 2014

Synnefo v0.15.2 gets released, being the first version to support CentOS 6.5, alongside Debian Wheezy and also the first version to support Ganeti 2.10.

Mar 2014

Synnefo v0.15 gets released with many new features, with a direction towards networking. Most notable are: Floating IPs, implementation of the Neutron API, NIC hotplugging, creation of IPv6 only networks and the ability for VM resizing (CPU and RAM).

Nov 2013

Synnefo v0.14.8 and v0.14.9 get released. These two versions support both Debian Wheezy and Debian Squeeze to help the migration from Squeeze to Wheezy.
On the end of November, Synnefo v0.14.10 gets released, supporting only Debian Wheezy, while at the same time being the first release that supports the newer Ganeti 2.8.

Jun 2013

Synnefo v0.14 gets released with many new features. Since this version, Synnefo is branding neutral (all remaining ~okeanos references are removed). It also gets a branding mechanism and the corresponding documentation, so that others can adapt it to their branding identity.

Apr 2013

Synnefo v0.13 gets released, after a huge cleanup and code refactoring. All separate components are merged under the single Synnefo repository. This is the first release as a unified project, containing all parts.

Jan 2013

The software behind the ~okeanos service, Synnefo, gets an official website and goes public: www.synnefo.org

Dec 2012

Software cleanup and removal of ~okeanos hardcoded references inside Synnefo.

Apr 2012

The software behind ~okeanos resides on three separate repositories:

Decide to refer to the whole software stack as Synnefo, which means ‘Cloud’ in Greek, and start writing the first version of the Synnefo documentation.

Mar 2012

~okeanos enters the public alpha2 phase (v0.9). The new Pithos is completely integrated as part of ~okeanos and now acts as the unified store for Images and Files.

Nov 2011

The new rewritten Pithos goes public alpha, as part of ~okeanos. It is marketed Pithos+ and the old Pithos remains as a separate service. It provides syncing and sharing capabilities for files, and also native syncing clients for Mac OS X, iPhone, iPad and Windows.

Jul 2011

~okeanos goes public alpha (v0.5.2.1). This version includes the Identity, Compute, Network and a primitive Image service.

May 2011

GRNET decides to rewrite Pithos from scratch in-house, make it part of the ~okeanos service and also add syncing (Dropbox-like) capabilities to it. Implementation of the new version of Pithos starts.

Oct 2010

After evaluating all current solutions, open source and proprietary, GRNET decides to base the service on Google Ganeti and to design and implement all missing parts in-house. Implementation of the Compute Service of ~okeanos starts.

Jun 2010

GRNET decides to provide a complete, AWS-like cloud service (Compute/Network/Volume/Image/Storage) called ~okeanos, open to the whole Greek academic and research community. Additionally the need arises for non-volatile/elastic VMs, but rather persistent cloud servers.

May 2009

Pithos goes public beta.

Jan 2007

GRNET decides to out-source the project and implementation starts.

Nov 2006

GRNET decides to provide a Cloud Storage Service called Pithos, open to the whole Greek academic and research community. The service would feature 50GB of storage space for everybody!