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Development Instances

  • Processor
    2 to 4 vCPUs
  • Processor type
    AMD EPYC, 7000 series
  • Memory
    2 to 12 GB RAM
  • Memory type
    DDR4 ECC
  • Storage
    20 to 120 GB + Block Storage
  • Storage type
    SSD NVMe
  • Bandwidth
    From 200 to 500 Mbit/s
Horizontal scaling
Testing environments
Small applications
Available regions
  • Paris
  • Amsterdam
  • 1st block of your cloud ecosystem
  • Extremely fast delivery
  • Unlimited free transfer
From €0.006 excl. tax/houror €2.99 excl. tax/month

Included Services

  • Ready-to-use Distributions
  • IPv4 & IPv6
  • Security Groups
  • Placement Groups
  • DDoS Protection
  • API, CLI & SDK
  • Snapshots
  • 24/7 Ticket Support

Simple & Predictable Pricing

Development Instances are billed by the hour with a monthly capping. They include a server, a volume and an IPv4 to let you develop, host and grow your projects.

Name

vCPUs

RAM

SSD

Bandwidth

Price

DEV1-S

2 vCPUs

2 GB

20 GB

NVMe

200 Mbit/s

€2.99/month

€0.006/hour

DEV1-M

3 vCPUs

4 GB

40 GB

NVMe

300 Mbit/s

€7.99/month

€0.016/hour

DEV1-L

4 vCPUs

8 GB

80 GB

NVMe

400 Mbit/s

€15.99/month

€0.032/hour

DEV1-XL

4 vCPUs

12 GB

120 GB

NVMe

500 Mbit/s

€23.99/month

€0.048/hour

Prices before tax

Easily Control the Lifecycle of Your Instances

A diagram explaining how Instances works

Included Features

Ready-to-use Distributions

From Debian to CentOS via Prestashop, Redis or Minecraft, discover our catalog of distributions and applications ready to be deployed in one click.

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IPv4 & IPv6

To make your application accessible, one public IPv4 and IPv6 is included with each of your instances. IPv4 may be retained even in the event of a change of instance.

Security Groups

With security groups, you can define network rules and policies. This allows you to choose who can access your server and which ports can be opened by everyone.

Placement Groups

The placement groups feature let you decide where to place your virtual instances. Group your instances for low latency or high availability by splitting them on different physical infrastructures.

DDoS Protection

All of our instances benefit from anti-DDoS protection. This service continuously protects your platforms from denial of service attacks.

API, CLI & SDK

Our tools are designed to make life easier for developers. Check out our tools on our developer portal such as the Scaleway CLI, our Python SDK or Go. We also support cloud-init and Terraform to facilitate automation and the creation of instance clones.

Snapshots

Back up and restore your instances easily and at any time, directly from the console or using our API. This allows you to reset your servers if necessary or create copies in seconds.

24/7 Ticket Support

We ensure your services are always up and running. Our technical assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer all your questions and to assist you. Simply open a new ticket in case of a problem. You can also reach our support directly by phone or to get faster responses if you upgrade your support plan.

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Proven Use Cases for Development Instances

Horizontal Scaling

If you are already an expert in the cloud and want to diversify your risks by using a large number of virtual instances, use our Development Instances to scale your infrastructure horizontally. In addition, from the DEV1-M range, our instances are compatible with our managed Kubernetes service.

Testing Environments

Development Instances have been designed to host your tests and compile your code, no matter if you use them for an hour or for several years. Instances are delivered in a minute and can be backed up, migrated or deleted at any time.

Small Applications

InstantApps let you start the most popular applications without any command line. Configure a storage space with Nextcloud and Object Storage, an open source alternative to Slack with Mattermost, a VPN to securely browse the Web or many more.

SaaS Providers Use Development Instances

Ziwo divided by 8 the deployment time of its cloud call centers.

Ziwo was previously distributing its product through different software vendors and deployed it manually on the different virtual machines for their clients. This was both, a time-consuming and cost-intensive way due to the manual setup and the commission taken by the resellers. This has been solved by creating MyZiwo.com, a fully automated solution to deploy the Ziwo suite on Scaleway cloud instances, reducing the time to deploy from 30-40 minutes to 5 minutes and eliminating intermediate resellers.

The Best Price per Resource on the Market

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Why Choose Scaleway Development Instances

Simplicity & Ease of Use

We develop products for developers with simplicity in mind. Our services give you many options to fine tune your configuration while remaining easy to use.

Best Price per Resources

Get the best prices to grow your projects. Development Instances are a perfect way to step in the cloud computing ecosystems. Test, learn and succeed your cloud transition without worrying about the price.

Unlimited Transfer

Scaleway is one of the only cloud provider providing unlimited and free transfer. You will not be charged for your trafic coming from and leaving out our Instances, this is also why our instances are incredibly affordable.

The Next Blocks of Your Cloud Infrastructure

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is located my Development Instance?

The whole Scaleway platform is deployed in our own datacenters, protected by biometrical access control systems and by our own 24/7 on-site technical and security staff.
They are located in Paris, France & Amsterdam, Netherlands

What is the ImageHub?

Scaleway’s ImageHub is a catalog of system images that allow you to deploy, manage and scale your favorite applications in seconds, from image templates.

How can I connect to my Development Instance?

You can connect to your Development Instance through SSH communication protocol. For additional security, you can restrict the access only to your local IP using the Security Groups.

Do I have to power off my instance to take a snapshot?

Development Instances support hot snapshots. This means you can perform a snapshot while your instance is running. Hot snapshots allow you to create a point-in-time backup without downtime. Note that: Hot Snapshots can potentially lead to inconsistent data or data loss. Before taking a Hot Snapshot, you should always sync the data on your disk and stop IO-intensive processes. Whenever possible, you should take a cold (instance powered off) snapshot.

How to extend my permanent storage?

The size of local storage depends on your instance type. With today’s configurations, the maximum local storage available is 120 GB for your Development Instance. Block Storage allows you to create bigger volumes and those volumes are persistent which means that they can live without being attached to an instance. Discover the comparison table between local storage and Block Storage.

Get Started with Development Instances

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