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The right Instance for production purposes

Reviewed on 21 February 2024Published 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 Instance supports the essential operating systems and distributions, as well as customized Instantapps.

Production-Optimized range: ENT1 Instances

Scaleway’s Production-Optimized range includes Enterprise Instances (ENT1). ENT1 Instances are high-end, dedicated cloud Instances for demanding workloads. They offer the highest consistent performance per core to support real-time applications. In addition, their computing power makes them generally more robust for compute-intensive workloads.

They are best suited for production websites, enterprise applications, high-traffic databases, and any application that requires 100% sustained CPU usage such as monitoring and analytics software. This includes Prometheus and Grafana, gaming sessions, and ad serving.

See below the technical specifications of Enterprise Instances:

RangeProduction-Optimized
Instance TypeENT1
Availability ZonePAR1, PAR2, PAR3, AMS1, AMS2, AMS3, WAW1, WAW2, WAW3
StorageBlock
Max. BandwidthFrom 400 Mbps to 20 Gbps
CPU TypeAMD EPYC 7543 (2,8 GHz)
ResourcesDedicated vCPUs
Security featureSecure Encrypted Virtualization
SizingFrom 2 to 96 vCPUs
From 8 GiB to 384 GiB RAM
vCPU:RAM ratio1:4

Production-Optimized range: POP2 Instances

Scaleway’s Production-Optimized range includes POP2 Instances. POP2 Instances are high-end, dedicated cloud Instances for demanding workloads. They offer the highest consistent performance per core to support real-time applications. In addition, their computing power makes them generally more robust for compute-intensive workloads.

They are best suited for production websites, demanding applications, high-traffic databases, and any application that requires 100% sustained CPU usage such as monitoring and analytics software. This includes Prometheus and Grafana, gaming sessions, and ad serving.

See below the technical specifications of Production-Optimized Instances:

RangeProduction-Optimized
Instance TypePOP2
Availability ZonePAR1, PAR2, PAR3, AMS1, AMS2, AMS3, WAW2, WAW3
StorageBlock
Max. BandwidthFrom 400 Mbps to 20 Gbps
CPU TypeAMD EPYC 7543 (2,8 GHz)
ResourcesDedicated vCPUs
SizingFrom 2 to 96 vCPUs
From 8 GiB to 384 GiB RAM
vCPU:RAM ratio1:4

Complementary services

To help build and manage your applications, consider complementing your Production-Optimized Instances 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 Production-Optimized Instances with the following tutorials:

  • Setting up a Kubernetes cluster using Rancher on Ubuntu Bionic Beaver
  • Deploying a RTMP Streaming Server
  • Configuring a Nagios Monitoring System
  • Configuring Sentry error tracking
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