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Scaleway continues its global expansion in the U.K. market 

March 15, 2021

London, March 15th  – Scaleway, the fast-growing European cloud services provider, today announces its expansion to the UK. The company, which has a presence in over 160 countries, is cementing its role as a global player with the UK launch of its successful Startup Program – a year-long scheme which makes up to  £30,000 worth of cloud services and tools available to participants, as well as training and mentoring.

 

Scaleway’s new vision for the UK market 

Through its launch of direct operations in the UK, British and Irish customers can benefit directly from Scaleway’s market-leading solutions, at the right price.

Scaleway is the only ‘triple play’ cloud provider to offer premium data centre colocation, a public cloud and a range of bare metal products, as well as high-end dedicated servers. The company has built its success on its belief in an open multi-cloud approach where customers have full control over their businesses. It develops its own computing resources orchestration software to provide customers with greater flexibility, allowing them to choose the best regions to deploy cloud resources through Scaleway’s user interface/API, and even build multi-region, high availability environments and applications.


What is more, the company is also an environmental leader committed to running the most energy efficient cloud services in Europe. It deploys innovative technologies across its sites while its data centres run exclusively on renewable energy. As a result, Scaleway’s customers can be sure they are using a truly sustainable service.  

 

The company’s move to the UK comes in response to rising demand for its industry-specific products, and its desire to strengthen the relationship with its existing UK customer base of over 1500 companies and developers. Scaleway’s customers often request services that are closer to their end-users, which is why Scaleway has also focused on expansion opportunities in other regions of Europe, including the Netherlands and Poland. 

 

Yann Lechelle, CEO of Scaleway, commented: “Going live in the UK is another exciting step forward in Scaleway’s international expansion, advancing our mission to build and scale the cloud in a way that makes sense to our customers and their end users. The UK market is of paramount importance for Scaleway’s global growth strategy, and we’re looking forward to showcasing our innovative technologies and outstanding customer experience to our UK customers. To mark our arrival in the UK, we’re also excited to be launching our Startup Program. This Program has been a runaway success since its launch in June last year, supporting over 100 companies with IaaS and Paas services and invaluable training and mentoring. Having been a startup not so long ago ourselves, we believe it’s important to help the next generation of European tech leaders to scale.”

 

Scaleway for UK startups

To mark its move to the UK, Scaleway is launching a UK version of its successful global Startup Program aimed at helping startups scale and reach a wider audience. Launched in June 2020, Scaleway Startup Program selects 15 companies every month to participate in the scheme. Selected companies receive access to Scaleway’s cloud tools via credits worth up to £30,000 over a 12-month period in addition to training and mentoring in the fields of IT, product development and marketing. The Startup Program also provides participants with an invaluable opportunity to leverage Scaleway’s international network of contacts.

As a result of GDPR, more and more startups are taking where their clients’ data is stored into careful consideration. Participants in Scaleway’s Startup Program can rest assured that their data, and that of their partners, is protected by the highest of security standards. 

 

“Scaleway has enabled us to grow rapidly by providing our entire cloud infrastructure needs, without breaking the bank. Now we can focus on our business operations & logistics, knowing our back-end has access to Scaleway’s powerful solutions at a more than reasonable pricing model. Scaleway’s Startup Program has empowered Cinebur by enabling us to focus on our early stage growth, while keeping peace of mind with regard to our back-end. With access to powerful cloud-native technologies, masterclasses, and a supportive community, Cinebur feels more confident than ever in its mission to save cinema.” Doddi El-gabry, Co-founder & CEO at Cinebur.

 

The program applications are open from March 15 to April 15: https://www.scaleway.com/en/startup-program/ 

   

About Scaleway, the cloud that makes sense

Scaleway is the leading alternative European infrastructure and Platform as a Service provider. It caters to the global market with the essential mix of cloud computing resources that is flexible, cost effective, reliable, secure and sustainably powered. The only triple play cloud provider to offer private data center colocation and infrastructure, dedicated servers for maximum control and punch, and a modern and elastic public cloud ecosystem. Scaleway has a daring approach that challenges the status quo, and its ecosystem is designed to leverage market standards to make things simpler: S3 compatibility, a rolling up-to-date Kubernetes and Terraform support. Scaleway is constantly growing around the world, and currently serves 300,000+ clients in over 160 countries. Scaleway’s services are deployed via six data centers located in three regions: Paris (France), Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Warsaw (Poland).

 

Contact: press@scaleway.com

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