Development Instances

A cost-effective sandbox for development environments and non mission-critical applications.

Start quickly

Get your first applications up and running with our console, or set up a development environment with our command-line interface to test your code before pushing to production.

Ingress & egress included

Most cloud providers overcharge you for bandwidth. Scaleway keeps your costs predictable, you only pay for the resources you actually use.

Carbon-neutral data centers

We recycle our hardware and we pay close attention to our water & electricity sources. Also, our Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) is displayed online 24/7 for you to see for yourself.

Available zones:
Paris:PAR 1PAR 2
Amsterdam:AMS 1
Warsaw:WAW 1WAW 2

Technical specifications

  • Processor2 to 4 vCPUs

  • Processor typeAMD EPYC™ 7000 series

  • Memory2 to 12GB RAM

  • Memory typeDDR4 ECC

  • StorageLocal Storage or Block Storage on demand

  • Storage typeSSD NVMe

  • BandwidthFrom 200 to 500Mbps

Scaleway benefits

Our European, multi-cloud & open source DNA

Based in France with builders and customers all over the world, our services are located within the European Union and protected by its regulations.

Transparent & predictable billing

Our services are designed to offer you the best price/performance ratio, with straightforward billing to grow your business and keep your expenses under control.

Leverage multi-cloud solutions

Our products are compatible with market standards so that you can enjoy the freedom of no lock-in.

Easy-to-use console

Our user interface was created with developers in mind. To give you the best & fun experience managing your cloud projects.

Create an account

From €0.008/hour for 2 GB RAM and 2 vCPUs

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Frequently asked questions

They are located in Paris, Amsterdam, and Warsaw. Scaleway's data centers are all protected by biometric access control systems, and by our own 24/7 on-site technical and security staff.

We provide a wide range of Linux distributions and InstantApps for Instances. You are free to bootstrap your own distribution.

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

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

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. Please note that hot snapshots can potentially lead to inconsistent data or data loss. Before taking a hot snapshot, you should always sync the data to your disk and stop I/O-intensive processes. Whenever possible, you should take a cold (Instance powered off) snapshot.

The size of local storage depends on your Instance type. With current configurations, the maximum local storage available for your Development Instance is 120GB. Block Storage allows you to create bigger volumes that are persistent, meaning that they don’t need to be attached to an Instance. See the comparison table between local storage and Block Storage.