General Purpose Instances

The first generation of General Purpose instance, suitable for production workloads with a good performance.

Production-grade infrastructure

Designed with high-end AMD EPYC 7000™ series vCPUs to host all your production environments. You can trust them, and your customers can trust your infrastructure.

Deploy & scale easily

Deploy in seconds using the tools you are used to: Terraform? You bet. Command Line? We've got you covered.

Resilient architecture

Everything you need to build a secure and reliable architecture: security groups, DDoS protection, point-in-time recovery, snapshots, Private Networks & Public Gateway.

Available zones:
Paris:PAR 1PAR 2PAR 3
Amsterdam:AMS 1AMS 2
Warsaw:WAW 1WAW 2

Hardware specifications

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  • Processor4 to 48 vCPUs

  • Processor typeAMD EPYC™ 7000 series

  • Memory16 to 256GB RAM

  • Memory typeDDR4 ECC

  • StorageLocal Storage or Block Storage on demand

  • Storage typeSSD NVMe

  • Bandwidth500 Mbps to 10 Gbps

  • Service level99.99% SLA

Use cases

Our virtual machines have been designed to host your critical production environments as high traffic applications with a service level agreement (SLA) of 99.99 %. You can deploy servers in seconds using the console directly or the command-line interface (CLI), create fleets of cloud instances with Terraform and distribute your traffic with a Load Balancer.

With high-end AMD EPYC vCPUs and local NVMe SSD storage, our General Purpose instances are ready to host your high computing workloads. You can use them for batch processing, parallel computing or data manipulation, whether it is one-time or recurring. You can scale up or down in a minute according to your needs.

Our General Purpose virtual machines can securely run software as a service (SaaS). You can restrict access to your VMs using security groups and backup or restore your data in a few clicks. Data can also be easily stored on Block Storage or Object Storage.

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.

Discover PRO2 Instances

PRO2 is the latest generation of General Purpose Instances build on the state-of-the-art AMD 3rd Gen EPYC™ 7003 series processors for high-performance and production-grade computing.

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Starting from €0.08/hour

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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. See the documentation on creating an image from scratch.

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

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

General Purpose 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 on 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 a General Purpose Instance is 600GB. Block Storage allows you to create bigger volumes and those volumes are persistent meaning that they do not need to be attached to an Instance. See the comparison table between local storage and Block Storage.