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Block Storage

  • Operations
    5,000 IOPS guaranteed & soon 10,000 IOPS
  • Storage type
    Full SSD
  • Volume size
    1 GB to 10 TB
  • Volumes per instance
    Up to 15 volumes
  • Service level
    99.99 % SLA
  • Replication
    3-time replicated
Regions available
  • Paris
  • Amsterdam
  • Built-in with Instances & Kubernetes
  • Outstanding, stable & guaranteed IOPS
  • No transfer cost, no operation cost
Starting at €0.08 excl. tax/GB/month

Included Services

  • Outstanding Performances
  • Ultra-Secure Replication
  • Easy Provisionning
  • Hot Plug
  • Hot Scaling
  • Snapshots
  • Easy Migration
  • 24/7 Assistance

Simple Pricing, No Hidden Costs

Two classes of storage to fit your performance needs and dead simple pricing without any extra fees. No transfer costs, no operation costs.

Name

IOPS

Transfer

Price

Block Storage SSD

5,000 IOPS

Free

€0.08/GB/month

Block Storage SSD+

Availability: mid-2020

10,000 IOPS

Free

€0.12/GB/month

Availability: mid-2020
Prices before tax

Outstanding Features & Performances

Outstanding Performances

Block Storage is fully backed by SSDs for both classes. These high-speed drives allow us to guarantee 5,000 IOPS and 10,000 IOPS with the SSD+ offer coming by mid-2020.

Ultra-Secure Replication

Data is replicated 3 times to ensure integrity. Your volumes are highly available and remain accessible even in case of a disk failure.

Easy Setup

Creating a Block Storage volume takes no more than a few seconds. You can do it from the Scaleway console, the CLI or using a DevOps tool like Terraform.

Hot Plug

No need to reboot your instance to attach or detach a Block Storage volume. Once the volume has been added, you just have to format and mount it to start using it.

Hot Scaling
Availability: April 2020

Block Storage volumes are flexible. They can soon be scaled up at any time to increase your available storage space up to 10 TB.

Easy Migration

Block Storage lets you to easily move your data from one instance to another by detaching and then reattaching your volumes without any downtime.

Snapshots

You can backup your Block Storage volumes at any time from the console or by using the API to duplicate them or keep a point-in-time copy in case of an incident.

24/7 Support

We ensure your volumes are always up and running. Our assistance answers your questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and gives you peace of mind.

Proven Use Cases for Block Storage

Persistent Volumes

Block Storage lets you save data after instance or cluster deletion. Kubernetes Kapsule automatically uses Block Storage when you create persistent volumes.

High-Performance Databases

As databases require a lot of IOPS, Block Storage is perfect for storing them. On top of that, you can also increase your volumes as your project grows with hot resize.

Additional Storage

Block Storage is a simple way to expand the storage space available on your instances when your local volumes are nearly full. Each volume is then accessible as a local drive.

The Best Price-Performance Ratio on the Market

Scaleway Block Storage price and IOPS compared to competitors

Why Choose Scaleway

Simplicity & Ease of Use

We develop products for developers with simplicity in mind. Our services allow you fine tuning and advanced options while remaining extremely easy to use.

Best Price-Performance Ratio

Cloud infrastructure doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. We believe in charging a fair price for our services without sacrificing performance.

Unlimited Transfer

Scaleway is one of the only cloud providers not to charge or limit transfer. Bandwidth to and from our Instances and Clusters is free and unlimited.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I use Block Storage instead of a local storage?

The size of local storage depends on your instance type. With today’s configurations, the maximum local storage available is 600 GB. Block Storage allows you to create bigger volumes and those volumes are persistent which means that they can live without being attached to an instance. Discover the comparison table between local storage and Block Storage.

What are the performances expected from a block volume?

Block Storage offers 5,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS) through powerful SSDs. This guarantees 99.99 % availability to all our customers. However, this performance is subject to fluctuation during peak load periods.

What is the behavior of the block volume when an instance is stopped, deleted or crashed?

A block volume is persistent which means that it can live without being attached to an Instance. Nevertheless, when an instance is deleted, the following can be expected:

  1. When the instance is deleted via the Scaleway console, you will be asked if you want the distant block volumes to be deleted as well or not.
  2. When the instance is deleted via API, all the attached volumes are deleted as well which include the block volumes.

How many volumes can be attached?

A virtual instance can bear up to 16 volumes, including the mandatory local volume. Therefore, the maximum number of blocks that can be attached to an instance is 15.

What is the maximum size of a block volume?

The maximum size of a block volume is 10 TB.

How is Block Storage fee calculated?

The Block Storage billing scheme is not the same as for Object Storage. You are billed by the hour based on the size of the volume and not the data that is actually stored on it. Just like a local drive, you can select the size of the volume directly from the Scaleway console or the API.

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