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Understanding Scaleway Savings Plans

Reviewed on 10 June 2024Published on 10 June 2024

Scaleway’s Savings Plan is a commitment-based discount program that provides more cost-effective billing compared to the pay-as-you-go model. This plan merges the benefits of discounted rates with the adaptability of pay-as-you-go billing.

How do Scaleway Savings Plans work?

When you purchase a Savings Plan, you:

  • Commit to a specific amount of resource usage each month, calculated before taxes and discounts. This is the usage amount you will be billed for at the Savings Plan rate.
  • Will be charged at the Savings Plan’s discounted rate for any usage within your committed amount.

    This means that:

    • If you use less than what you committed to, you will still be billed for the committed amount with the Savings Plan discount applied.
    • If you use more than the committed amount, the extra usage will be charged at the regular on-demand rate.
  • The Savings Plan discount will apply to the committed amount.

    Commitment rates are calculated based on the public prices of resources before taxes and do not include any discounts.

Eligibility and quotas

Your Organization is eligible to purchase a Savings Plan if:

  • It does not have any ongoing contracts with Scaleway
  • You have verified your identity via the Scaleway console
  • Does not have any outstanding invoices


Currently, Scaleway only offers Savings Plans for compute resources.

Commitment amount

The monthly commitment amount for a Savings Plan must be at least €100 and at most € 10,000. The amount you specify will determine in which discount bracket your plan falls.


The commitment period can last 12, 24, or 36 months. The longer the commitment, the higher the discount offered.

Payment options

Payments are made on a monthly basis as part of your regular billing cycle.


Savings Plan discounts are applied automatically to the eligible services.

At Scaleway, the discounts are applied in the following order:

  • Free tiers or free trials - Savings Plan discounts will apply after any eligible free tier or trials have been used. This ensures that you maximize your free usage before the Savings Plan discount is applied.
  • Savings plans, and
  • Discounts (vouchers or credits) - Any applicable vouchers or credits are used and applied after the Savings Plan discount.

Understanding this order helps you optimize your savings and ensure that you make the most of the available discounts.

Cancellations and exchanges

Savings plans cannot be canceled or exchanged.

If you need to request a change to your savings plan, contact the sales team.

We do not make refunds for savings plans that have already been invoiced.


If you have early access to the Savings Plans, you can stop your Savings Plan at any time. The deletion of a savings plan will take effect at the end of the month, regardless of the date the deletion request is made.

Taxes and currency

The total cost displayed for the Savings Plan does not include applicable taxes. Taxes are displayed on a dedicated section of the invoice.

Currently, we invoice all customers in euros (EUR). If your primary currency is different, our Payment Service Providers (PSPs) apply the prevailing exchange rate.

How to purchase a Savings Plan

Follow the instructions on the How to purchase a Savings Plan documentation plan to do so.

Compute Savings Plan

There is currently one available Savings Plan type: the Compute Savings Plan.

The Compute Savings Plan can be used with the following resources, simultaneously and across all regions:

  • Instances 
    • Cost-optimized (COPARM1, PLAY2, PRO2)
    • Production optimized (ENT1, POP2)
    • Workload optmized (POP2 HC) 
  • Dynamic IPs, IPv6, Reserved IPs
  • Block Storage SSD
  • Block Storage volumes
  • Block Storage Low Latency volumes

The following resources are not covered by the Savings Plan discount:

  • Instances H100, RENDER, L40, L4, DEV1, GP1, START1, X64, POP-WIN
  • Instance and Block Storage snapshots 
  • Local storage 

The list of products included in the Compute Savings plan is subject to periodic changes.

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