Introducing Scaleway Cloud-Init Support

Today we are glad to introduce cloud-init support on Scaleway. Cloud-init lets you configure your server during the first boot in an automatic and repeatable way. In this blog post we will showcase how to get started with Scaleway user data and cloud-init. Scaleway Metadata and User Data Scaleway Metadata is a service that allows…

BareMetal Cloud Server Snapshot Improvement, Fast Provisioning & Hot Snapshots GA

A few weeks ago, we announced the hot snapshot public preview on all Virtual Cloud Servers to create point-in-time backups of your volumes while your server is running. Hot snapshots allow you to backup your volume while your server is running. It also enable to easily spawn new servers using the snapshot as the base…

Strengthening Scaleway Token Security Policy

Introducing Access Keys and Secrets Currently, to authenticate on the Scaleway APIs, you use a token. This token is a value (an UUID precisely) that is typically used in an HTTP header in the request: curl -H '-X-Auth-Token: 5f3e5122-d0b0-4d0c-8ae6-7844ab64a5aa' https://cp-ams1.scaleway.com/servers This token must stay secret! If stolen, it can be used…

Important note about new Spectre NG vulnerabilities

Dear Cloud Riders, A few hours ago, we became aware of a potential security vulnerability impacting x86 processors. According to borncity, it seems that eight new Intel CPU vulnerabilities have been discovered, four of them appear to be of severity "high". Preliminary information seem to indicate this is serious. We are currently trying to get…

Introducing Scaleway NextGen NVMe Cloud Servers with Hot-Snapshots

Two years ago, in March 2016, we launched the first generation of Start Cloud Servers on Scaleway. The adoption was just crazy and we struggled to follow demand since then. On the user side, the experience might have been deceptive while we faced organisational and technical issues to properly scale as demand increased. On the…