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.
PLAY2, Stardust, and Development Instances come with burstable performances and no SLAs.

PLAY2 Instances

PLAY2 Instances is the latest generation of development and testing Instances.

With PLAY2, developers have a sandbox environment with an optimized ratio of vCPU and memory.

This range of instances is suitable for beginners and experts because they can be deployed on the Scaleway console or other popular dev tools. Plus, they have many pre-configurations which allow developers to launch projects quickly and easily.

PLAY2 Instances range from 1 vCPU to 4 vCPU, with 2GB RAM per vCPU with adequate bandwidth.

Popular Use Cases
- Development and testing environments
- Sandbox
- Hosting of personal and significant projects

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
- Discovering 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.

PRO2 Instances

The latest generation of General Purpose Instances designed for high-performance workloads in production environments. World’s fastest processor - 3rd Generation AMD EPYC™ 7003 Series processors.

Multiple specifications to meet different needs and use cases. Range starting from 2 to 32 vCPU with 4GB RAM per vCPU and high bandwidth network.

With a 99.99% service level agreement, you can trust your infrastructure; and your customers can trust you.

Popular Use Cases
- Hosting of production environments with intensive computing workload
- High traffic applications
- Software-as-a-service hosting

GP1 Instances

A low-cost foundation for any architecture. Suitable for reliable workloads and production environments.

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, and block storage on demand, 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.

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