Small instances at the best price, available on demand
These cloud servers are based on shared resources, and offer the same features as those with guaranteed resources at a lower cost. You can get from instances that are managed the same way, and you can use the same tools to deploy tests and developments on a flexible platform while benefiting from an unbeatable feature/price ratio.
All the features of a premium cloud server
Sandbox instances benefit from the Public Cloud ecosystem, including the OpenStack APIs, as well as the entire associated orchestration system. As a result, they can be used as test servers to validate a deployment, configuration and various types of automation.
Perfect for building a software factory
Sandbox instances are perfectly suited to meet the needs of continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) systems. Tools like Jenkins, GitLab CI and others connect directly to OpenStack APIs to orchestrate your integration tests.
Need to boot hundreds of instances to check your application’s horizontal scaling capabilities, or just simulate a large number of workers? These cloud servers are deployed in a matter of seconds, and can be used to test these scenarios at full scale.
Boot an instance
openstack server create --flavor s1-4 --image debian server01
Boot 100 instances of the same type
openstack server create --flavor s1-4 --image debian
Start with the smallest instance from the catalogue, and upscale it to suit your changing needs.
As with the Guaranteed Resources range, these instances can achieve a rich network connection, offering you flexible and scalable architectures that can be hot-scaled.
As with all other instances, you can add storage volumes to increase the available space on cloud servers.
Sandbox instances are the most accessible of the range. They are billed like all of our other instances, on a pay-as-you-go basis at the end of each month. The price depends on the size of the instance you have booted, and the duration of its use.
What SLA does OVHcloud guarantee for a Sandbox instance?
The SLA guarantees 99.95% monthly availability on Sandbox instances. For further information, please refer to the Terms & conditions.
Can I resize a Sandbox instance?
Yes, you can increase the size of Sandbox instances. However, the size cannot be reduced.
Can I upgrade a Sandbox instance to a Guaranteed Resources instance?
Yes, a Sandbox instance can be upgraded to a more powerful instance, like the models from the Guaranteed Resources range. This would mean they get 100% of the allocated power.
Do Sandbox instances have any specific restrictions?
No, Sandbox instances are used the same way as other instances, and have the same features.
What regions are Sandbox instances available in?
The Public Cloud solution is available in Europe (Gravelines, Strasbourg, London, Frankfurt, Warsaw), North America (Beauharnois) and the Asia-Pacific region (Sydney, Singapore).
Can I switch to hourly billing from an instance that is currently billed monthly?
If you have monthly billing set up, you cannot switch to hourly billing. Before you launch an instance, please take care to select the billing method that is best suited to your project.