What's new in October? Redis, dark mode & Serverless

Hana Khelifa
4 min read

We are regularly shipping betas, products, or features, and we don't want you to miss a piece of important information that you might need. So let's dig into what happened in October in Scaleway together!
But first, we have a small (but exciting!) announcement. We’ve launched a new Twitter account written by and for engineers to get more engineering brain food into your feed:

Product updates

Managed Database for Redis™ is here!
We built a whole system on top of Redis to facilitate the setup of a secure cache, lighten the load of your primary database, and build a secure and smooth automated caching service. In short, Managed Database for Redis™ will make it even easier for developers to leverage Redis in the Scaleway ecosystem.

Dark Mode has arrived on the Console
Dark mode is now available on the console. Good news for those of you already using dark mode elsewhere, you won’t have to use sunglasses anymore when switching tabs.

Support plans have been updated
We debuted new support plans that are optimized for your needs! Discover the new four plans here.
Pro tip: Subscribers to Gold Plan and up benefit from an architecture review!

Windows 2022 Standard and Datacenter images on Elastic Metal
Windows 2022 Standard and Datacenter images and licenses are now available on Elastic Metal servers (on the exception of the aluminium range).

Serverless: Authentication, CRON, and more memory
A new authentication system is available for Serverless products! You can declare your function or container as private, and generate a token to authenticate incoming requests. We also added CRON, so you can also trigger private functions with CRON and define complex patterns more easily. Plus, we upped the memory for workloads of all sizes!

New resources

Get started on Kubernetes #3 - Load Balancers

After the first episode on Containers & Docker, and the second on deploying an application, we released the third episode of our Getting Started with Kubernetes series on…Load Balancers!

In this video, we explain why you should add a Load Balancer service to your Scaleway Kubernetes Kapsule, and walk you through how to do it. We’ll discuss how to create your Load Balancer service with a yaml, manigest and kubectl, how to find the external IP of your Load Balancer, either via the Scaleway console or by using kubectl, and how to check out your cluster's application using this IP address.

How to build a Hybrid Cloud infrastructure
Both Private Cloud and Public Cloud have their own benefits. But how do you best leverage both of them, simultaneously? That’s exactly the question we answer in both this post and this webinar.


We regularly addnew tutorials on our documentation website. You can even contribute and win Scaleway credits!

How to import or export Instance snapshot**

The snapshot transfer feature allows you to export or import Instance snapshots. Snapshots are created using the QCOW2 format and stored in a Scaleway Object Storage Bucket and can be imported into any Availability Zone, as long as it is in the same region as the bucket.

How to deploy a self-hosted Penpot Instance using the Docker InstantApp

Penpot is a design and prototyping platform meant for cross-domain teams and is often described as an open-source alternative to Figma. And since Figma’s acquisition by Adobe, Penpot is getting quite a lot of attention from startups looking into self-hosting their tooling stack.

Written by our community

Our community wrote some great resources this month that may help you too!

Solving long-running external requests with messaging queues
Lars Gröber, CTO at Inheaden, noticed that one of their services suffered from surprisingly long response times on certain requests. After a careful investigation, they solved the issue and wrote about their experience implementing Queue to handle asynchronous workloads!

Deploying MindsDB on Scaleway Cloud

Rutam used this year’s Hacktoberfest to write a tutorial on dev.to explaining how to deploy MindsDB on Scaleway with Docker to simplify feeding machine learning models.

Deploy and Run Apache APISIX on Scaleway Cloud

In this post, you will learn how to easily deploy and run both Apache APISIX API Gateway and Ingress Controller on Scaleway Cloud Managed Kubernetes to efficiently manage, protect and observe your APIs in the cloud.

Made for Startups

Like every month, we onboarded ten new startups last month in our Growth track! Applications are always open anywhere, anytime, here.
Congratulations to SIS-ID, Editframe, Inc., SBAM, Rayca Precision, DialogShift GmbH, kapptivate, Restake, hedgeguard, StoreKeeper and Brainamics, and welcome to the program!

The Next 100 Startups Shaping Europe’s Future
We also launched a new program to cover up to 80% of the cloud infrastructure costs of Europe’s 100 most promising startups over 24 months, and provide technical and migration support. Find more information, and the application form, here.


That wraps up our news from October! As always, if you are missing a feature to get your project rolling, let us know through a feature request! But before you do that, check out our beta programs–we just might be building what you are looking for.

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