PLAY2 Instances

Build the perfect, high-performance sandbox environment to develop, test, and accelerate CI/CD processes.

Designed for developing and testing

Built on the newest AMD EPYC™ 7003 Series processors, PLAY2 Instances are lightweight and agile virtual machines. Build your application and test your code easily, quickly, and safely thanks to the impressive performance of PLAY2 Instances.

Deployment made fast and easy

Boost your Instances with pre-configured popular OS images and Instant Apps in a few clicks. Manage your resources with practical dev tools: Scaleway’s user-friendly console, API, CLI or Terraform.

Streamline CI/CD processes

A range of Instances, starting from 1vCPU, to fit all your test and development cases. You can then push it into production seamlessly on PRO2 Instances or ENT1 Instances to build a whole cloud-native CI/CD pipeline.

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

Technical specifications

  • Processor1 to 4 vCPUs

  • Processor typeAMD EPYC™ 7003 series

  • Memory2 to 8GB RAM

  • Memory typeDDR4 ECC

  • StorageSSD Block Storage on demand

  • BandwidthFrom 100 to 400Mbps

Use cases

Build testing environments

Create a sandbox environment similar to your production environment with a range of pre-configurations for hardware, OS Images, and InstantApps (including GitLab and Docker).


Block Storage
100 Mbps
From €0.014/hour
Block Storage
200 Mbps
From €0.027/hour
Block Storage
400 Mbps
From €0.054/hour

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 €0.014/hour for 1 vCPU and 2GB RAM. Inbound and outbound traffic included.

Go to pricing

PLAY2 is designed for testing and development purposes, this is why there is no guaranteed SLA (Service Level Agreement). For production environments, discover our PRO2 production Instances that come with 99.99% SLA, starting from 2 vCPUs and 8GB RAM.

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Frequently asked questions

Scaleway’s PLAY2 Instances are designed for testing and development purposes. PLAY2 Instances are the second generation of Development Instances after DEV1. They are small and agile and meet performance requirements for standard testing and development scenarios.

The available PLAY2 configurations range from 1vCPU to 4vCPUs with 2GB RAM per vCPU. PLAY2 Instances leverage Block Storage and enhance your data security and resiliency with features such as snapshots and triple replication of your Instances. With a fast boot time, PLAY2 Instances are ideal for continuous integration and deployment workflows. PLAY2 Instances are fully compatible with our ecosystem: they work with Object Storage, VPC, Managed Databases, Managed Kubernetes, etc.

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 different Linux distributions and InstantApps for Instances. PLAY2 Instances work with a selection of the latest, most popular images, including Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS and Fedora.

Yes. Refer to the Migrating Gen. 1 to Gen. 2 Instances page.