Plus you cannot be sure you will be able to scale if needed.
As one can see in this forum, this issue is nothing new.
People reportedly have to try for days to reserve an instance, which makes scaleway a provider of server/vps without install fees, but that’s all.
What bother me the more at this time, as I was hoping to move a whole production stack to scaleway (~30 instances), is that I could not find any statement from scaleway/online about the stock issue.
There are users complaining since 2015, but not a single official answer.
In the meantime, Scaleway is hiring 250 people « Scaleway is scaling, scale with us! » Uh sure, juste give some instances first…
So it’s probably not that they’re running out of cash to buy hardaware, but rather an issue with components providers or DC space, nothing worth hiding from customers right ? Right ?
Please Scaleway share with your cutomers, tell us:
- Why this stock issue keeps occurring
- What you plan to do about it
- When you think it will be solved
- Also, there are gossips about some instances type to disappear (namely C1), it would be nice to share your roadmap too.
I love the product, and I really don’t want to end on AWS for my project, but at the moment I just can’t rely or even bet on Scaleway.