Welcome to the Scaleway Family!  🥰

To get started, it's time to launch an instance. But first you need to understand which option is best for you and your business. This article will provide a quick overview of the options available to you at Scaleway.

Scaleway offers a wide range of instances to ensure you can choose the best solution for your use case.

You'll be able to choose from: Development Instances, General Purpose Instances and GPU instances.

Development Instances

Development Instances are our entry-level compute instances.

As the name implies, Development Instances are designed for development or testing environments. They're also ideal for personal and non-critical applications.

Development Instances are available in various configurations, from small instances providing 2 vCPUs and 20 GB of SSD storage up to larger configurations providing 12 vCPUs and 120 GB of NVMe SSD storage.

Popular Use Cases :

  • Development and testing environments,
  • Occasional Sandbox,
  • Hosting of personal & non-critical projects.

General Purpose Instances

General Purpose Instances have been designed with performance in mind.

All five of configurations are all based on AMD EPYC CPUs and provide from 4 to 48 vCPUs and a 4:1 core-to-RAM ratio — the perfect configuration for demanding workloads.

With up to 600 GB of NVMe SSD storage, they offer enough storage capacity to handle most workloads.

Popular Use Cases:

  • Hosting of production environments,
  • Running database servers,
  • Running caching server like NGINX.

GPU Instances

GPU Instances are equipped with 10 Intel Xeon Gold 6148 cores and come with specific AVX-512 instructions along with 45 GB of RAM.

A 16-GB NVIDIA Tesla P100 is directly exposed to the instances through PCI Express without any over-provisioning. These instances are designed for production workloads in artificial intelligence, 3D rendering, and ultra-high-definition video encoding.

Ideal Use Cases :

  • Artificial intelligence,
  • Machine Learning and Deep Learning,
  • BigData and parallel calculation.

Choosing the Optimal Instance for Your Project

Whether you know exactly which instances you're looking for or want to experiment a little, we have one piece of advice:

Don't panic, just try !

All our instances are billed by the hour, making it quick and easy to test and try as many instance types as you want.

And remember : all your instances instances are part of our complete Cloud ecosystem to help you supercharge your projects 🤩

For example you have access to the following for FREE with Scaleway:

  • 75 GB of free S3-compatible object storage
  • Our managed Kubernetes Control Plane Kaspule, perfect for deploying your autoscaled CPU and/or GPU clusters.
  • HashiCorp certified Terraform deployment automation tool
  • Our new CLI V2 to efficiently manage & deploy your infrastructure

And that's just the start of the Scaleway cloud ecosystem!

Next steps

Becoming a member of the Scaleway family means being at the center of a motivated community ready to help you every step of the way:

Finally, here is a selection of resources that should help you get started :