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!
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:
- troubleshoot with our detailed documentation
- join our Slack Community to interact with other users and the Scaleway team
- get in touch with our Sales engineers or create tickets from your Scaleway Elements console.
Finally, here is a selection of resources that should help you get started :