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The right Instance for learning purposes

Reviewed on 27 December 2023Published on 22 February 2023

An Instance is a virtual machine in the cloud. Scaleway supports several types of Instances, each with their own set of resources, unique value propositions, and technical specifications. Each Learning Instance supports the essential operating systems and distributions.

Learning range: Stardust Instances

Scaleway’s Learning range includes our Stardust Instances. Stardust Instances are the perfect Instances for small workloads and simple applications. They are built to host small internal applications, staging environments or low-traffic web servers.

See below the technical specifications of Stardust Instances:

Instance TypeSTARDUST1-S
Availability ZonePAR1, AMS1 and WAW2
StorageLocal or Block
Max. Bandwidth100 Mbit/s
CPU TypeAMD EPYC 7282 (2,8 GHz) or 7281 (2,1 GHz)
ResourcesShared vCPUs
Sizing1 vCPU, 1 GiB RAM
vCPU:RAM ratio1:1

Complementary services

To help build and manage your applications, consider complementing your Stardust Instance with the following compatible services:

  • Learn how to back up your Instance
  • Learn how to create snapshots of your Instance for specific volumes
  • Learn how to migrate your data from one Instance to another

Matching use cases

Try Scaleway Stardust Instances with the following tutorials:

  • Deploying Strapi with a click on Stardust
  • Using Bash to display a Christmas tree
  • Setting a Private mesh VPN with WireGuard
  • First steps with the Linux command line
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