Welcome to the Cloud that makes sense !

It's time to get started and launch an instance. But first, you need to understand which option is the best fit 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, so you can  choose the solution that works best for your use case.

Try, test, and develop with Scaleway:

Built for production environments:

Let's see together which solution best suits your needs.


Try, test, and develop with Scaleway


Try, test and develop in affordable environments, starting from €0.0025/hour. From curious cloud computing beginners to experienced Devops, Scaleway offers a wide range of instances designed specifically to give you the best performance/price ratio.
Stardust and Development Instances come with burstable performances and no SLAs.

- Stardust Instances

Stardust Instances are the simplest way to test our seamless cloud environment.

1 vCPU, 1 GB of RAM, 1 IPv4 address, 10GB of local storage, up-to 100Mbps Bandwidth and compatible Private Networks. All included for €0.0025/hour only to be exact. Because Stardust instances are made to explore, stock is limited and should be used for production needs.

Popular Use Cases :

  • Trying out our ecosystem.

- 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.

Built for production environments


Confidently build and release a scalable environment in the cloud with premium servers. Designed for businesses, General Purpose and Enterprise instances are affordable, high-end cloud instances. Enterprise instances even come with top-range, fully-guaranteed AMD EPYC™ 7003 Series Processors.

- General Purpose Instances

General Purpose Instances have been designed with performance in mind.

All five 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.

- Enterprise Instances

Enterprise Instances are top-range instances with guaranteed AMD EPYC™ 7003 series processors for your most demanding workloads.

From 8 to 96 dedicated vCPUs, Enterprise Instances are performance-centric instances. World-class AMD EPYC™ 7003 Series processors will be delivered with dedicated resources: 1vCPU is implemented as a single CPU-thread. Offering you powerful, consistent performances.

The Boot-On-Block feature offers you exclusive flexibility, performances and control features: 3x redundancy, larger root device, quick instance boot time, preservation of your volume content when instances are stopped, and much more.

Popular Use Cases:

  • High traffic applications,
  • High performance computing,
  • AI and scientific research.

- GPU Instances

GPU instances come with 16 GB NVIDIA Tesla P100, which are directly exposed to the instances through PCI Express without any over-provisioning.

GPU are equipped with 10 Intel Xeon Gold 6148 cores and come with specific AVX-512 instructions along with 45 GB of RAM. 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 are part of our complete Cloud ecosystem to help you supercharge your projects 🤩For example, with Scaleway, you have access to the following for FREE:

  • 75 GB of 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 toolour 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 passionate community ready to help you every step of the way:

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