Posts by Edouard Bonlieu

Introducing DC5 - Hyper-Scale Mechanical-Cooling Datacenter

For more than ten years, we have been and remain a leader in designing, building and operating data centers. When we started building our first data center, we faced many challenges such as: How do we optimize the energetic footprint of such facilities? How can we prevent power loss? How can we deliver proper cooling?…

GA of Scaleway Start Servers in Amsterdam & Object Storage Early Access

We are thrilled to announce that our NextGen Start NVMe Cloud Servers are now available in both Paris and Amsterdam! These new Cloud Servers are once again designed by our own Electronic Lab, providing insane performance starting at only €1.99 per month, with up to 8 cores and 8 GB memory per server. This…

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…

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…

Important note about the IP Address Ranges blocked by Russia

Dear cloud riders, As of yesterday 5:43PM UTC, two of our IP address ranges have been blocked in Russia. 195.154.0.0/17 51.15.0.0/16 This situation impacts mostly our Russian customers who are unfortunately not able to access some of their ressources, especially in the Amsterdam region. At the…

Scaleway Feature Improvements: Custom Kernel, Security Group Live Reload, ImageHub, Packer

Today, we’re excited to announce major updates on the Scaleway platform. Over the last few months, we've consistently run out of stock on almost all Scaleway server types. This is, of course, a problem. We apologise for any issues this may have caused and are currently working on a solution to the surge in…

Important note about the security flaw impacting ARM & Intel hardware

Dear Cloud Riders, Several days ago, we became aware of a security vulnerability impacting x86 and more recently ARM processors used by Scaleway and other cloud providers. While trying to get a solution to address this vulnerability as fast as possible, we faced communication issues with Intel which was deliberately restricting & filtering the information…

Scaleway Enters A New Growth Phase

Today we are thrilled to announce Scaleway is entering a new growth phase. For the past few months, we have been completely ramping up our organization to sustain our incredible growth and reach new strategic markets. We initiated a large movement to gain agility, boost our product offering and accelerate our international expansion! To support…

Behind the scene of a major infrastructure company

Online has a very specific and unsung job. Behind the incredible ease and speed you feel when requesting a physical or virtual server in a few clics, nothing is virtual. For about 3 months now, some of our customers have been disappointed while trying to acquire new BareMetal Dedibox servers, especially in our mid to…