Friday, January 18, 2013

Synnefo is here!

Hello everybody,

this is the first post on the official Synnefo blog, so let me make a
brief introduction.

On this blog we will be posting all kinds of things concerning Synnefo,
from technical stuff, to practices running a large scale production
service, user stories and many more.

For those who are not familiar with Synnefo, please visit the official

Here is a short description and a bit of history:

Synnefo is production-quality open source cloud software. It came out of
GRNET's need to provide a full-fledged Amazon-like cloud service that
would be very simple to use, even for completely inexperienced users.
The software has been designed for large scale installations and targets
commodity hardware.

A small group of engineers began its development in late 2010.
It has been powering GRNET's public cloud service since late 2011:

At the Synnefo site, we have two mailing lists:

 * For users:
 * For developers:

"Synnefo" is the Greek word for "Cloud".
Please feel free to use it and love it.

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