Important information about Intel Side Channel Vulnerability L1TF

As you may have read elsewhere in the media, Intel recently published details of a new side-channel attack called L1 terminal fault (L1TF). The L1TF issue only affects hardware capable of simultaneous multithreading (SMT) and which has the SMT feature enabled. We have been aware of the L1TF issue since it was announced, and have…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…