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Scaleway Instance OS images and InstantApps

Reviewed on 17 June 2024Published on 17 June 2024

OS images

An OS image for Instances refers to a pre-configured operating system installation that you can select when creating an Instance on the Scaleway cloud platform. We offer a variety of OS images that cater to different needs and preferences. Scaleway manages the deployment and maintenance of these OS images, ensuring they are up-to-date and secure.

Ubuntu 24.04 the latest long-term support (LTS) version of the world’s most popular Linux operating system, offers reliability and stability with five years of guaranteed free updates.
Deploy Ubuntu
Ubuntu ML, Scaleway’s optimized version of Ubuntu is tailored for machine learning, featuring essential frameworks, tools, and packages. This includes the NVIDIA Container Toolkit (Docker), PyTorch, TensorFlow 2, NVIDIA RAPIDS, and JAX, ensuring a comprehensive and efficient ML environment.
Deploy Ubuntu ML
Debian, the world-renowned free open-source operating system, featuring over 59,000 packages. Celebrated for its reliability, it is available in its stable branch, Debian 12 (Bookworm).
Deploy Debian
Arch Linux, the keep-it-simple (KISS) operating system, is user-centric and committed to the philosophy of free software. Arch Linux is distributed in a rolling release model.
Deploy Arch Linux
CentOS, developed using Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®, is characterized by increased stability. It works on computers with both 64-bit and 32-bit architectures and is available as a free distribution. You can choose the version you need directly from the console.
Deploy CentOS
Fedora is a modern Linux distribution with a focus on free software. It features a constantly evolving system supported by a large community and adheres to a regular release schedule. You can select the version you need directly from the console.
Deploy Fedora
Rocky Linux is an open-source enterprise operating system designed to be 100% compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux®. It is intensively developed and maintained by a dedicated community.
Deploy Rocky Linux
Alma Linux is fully binary compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux® (RHEL), making it a seamless replacement for CentOS 8.
Deploy Alma Linux


An InstantApp allows you to deploy pre-configured applications quickly. InstantApps simplify the process of deploying and managing applications in the cloud, making it accessible even for users without extensive infrastructure management experience.

Nextcloud is the self-hosted productivity platform that keeps you in control. It allows you to store your files, folders, contacts, photo galleries, calendars, and more, and access them from your mobile device, desktop, or web browser.
Learn more - Deploy Nextcloud
GitLab is the most complete DevOps platform, offering a comprehensive CI/CD toolchain within a single application. It serves as a Git repository manager with integrated wiki, issue-tracking, and continuous integration/deployment pipeline features.
Learn more - Deploy GitLab
OpenVPN is the fastest and simplest way to protect your online privacy and surf anonymously. It is easy to deploy and ready to use after your first SSH connection, ensuring quick setup for enhanced security.
Learn more - Deploy OpenVPN
WordPress, the most famous blog tool, publishing platform, and content management system (CMS), is an open-source software that enables you to create stunning websites, blogs, or applications effortlessly.
Learn more - Deploy WordPress
Docker, the famous container manager encapsulated in a Scaleway image, allows you to deploy your applications within seconds, eliminating concerns about compatibility and dependencies.
Learn more - Deploy Docker
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