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…

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…

A look from behind the Open Source Bios

This is a followup post of Open Source Bios at Scale so you might want to read it first as this post will get more into details. As explained in the previous post our BIOS is build with three main components: coreboot, Intel FSP and TianoCore. We will describe here how those three parts are…

Renaming & New Dedibox Offers

Time flies! Our Dedibox dedicated servers haven't been updated in nearly a year, so we're taking advantage of the spring season to revamp our catalogue and breath some fresh air into our offers. We've renamed everything and even given a few of our servers a makeover. Clearer Product Names It was brought to our attention…

Nouveaux noms & nouvelles offres chez Dedibox

Le temps file et nos serveurs dédiés Dedibox n’ont maintenant plus évolué depuis près d’un an. Nous profitons donc du printemps naissant pour dépoussiérer notre catalogue et corriger ça. Bilan : toutes les offres sont renommées et plusieurs évoluent. Des noms de produits plus clairs Comprendre le nom de nos produits et leur…

Open Source Bios at Scale

At Scaleway we started to design our servers with the ARM C1. Later we switched to a x86 architecture to provide the C2 and Dedibox SC2016. In both ARM and x86, a BIOS is required to start the server. BIOS software got many legacy and backward compatible software to ensure a reliable behavior accross many…

Introduce a girl to Engineering Day at Scaleway

It's Engineer Week... which also happens to coincide with Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day! And what better way to show our support than by profiling one of the newest additions to the Scaleway team, Eliza. But first, a little history lesson. While today engineering is largely considered a male dominated field, people often forget…

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…