Hello community, hello staff:
I am watching the development of Scaleway since a few years and have always been hoping to be able to use it’s services in the future. My main interest has always been the affordable bare metal servers and I was glad to see a company that seemed to have understood that there are people outside who do need affordable machines on demand without hypervisors.
You have offered small bare metal servers in a price range that normal people (no companies with huge budget) could pay for. Now those machines have vanishes without any explanation. Machines for around 10$ per month have been replaced by monster machines that are not needed by a huge part of the customer base and that cost “only” 200$ a month.
You have raised the bar at a factor of 20 and you do not even talk about this.
The only reason ever imagining to get your customer has been those affordable bare metal machines. Now you play in the AWS league. Congratulations. Why use you anymore? You offer nearly the same like AWS…
I think I will NEVER understand why people are unable to understand their own differences from other people and why they eliminate them in order to be not even indistinguishable from their competition.
Example? Google Cloud has nearly the same pricing as AWS has. And now claim they will get a bigger market share than AWS in only a few years. I know what a key idea could be: They could lower traffic costs by an order of magnitude. But they will not. And they will not beat AWS. Not if they do not decide to make anything completely different and first of all BETTER.
So, Scaleway: Any idea what many of your customers need? Any idea why you have been interesting for many people? Any idea why you are not interesting any more?
Maybe you overthink your strategy, stick to it and never deviate from it again. THEN someone could be able to see you as a serious alternative for all those other companies all offering the same bullshit at much too elevated price levels.
THE idea of cloud should ALWAYS have been the access to bare metal servers. Instead this idiotic AWS monster crippled the best idea of all by implementing the idea in everyone’s brains that “cloud” had something to do with “computers you don’t control in ANY way”. And we have swallowed this. Most of us. This is so stupid I do not have words for it. We need small bare metal servers, middle sized ones and huge ones. We do not need images by our cloud providers and first of all we do not need being nothing more than their idiots not getting any freedom but paying huge bills, first of all for moving some bytes. Imagine: At AWS you still pay around 10 cent for a single gigabyte. No change in more than 10 years - it is so extremely unbelievable…
And I really had hoped there could be people on this planet who habe realized this absolute failure of the whole cloud idea, “invented” by AWS.
Cloud is (or should be): Access to bare metal servers of all sizes on demand at affordable prices and therefore being able to scale the ressources as needed. Cloud has nothing to do with “services” - it’s about rentable HARDWARE on demand and adapted to one’s current compute and storage needs.
Services are ADDITIONAL, nothing more. First the base, then the addons. Right?