Instances are Linux or Windows-based virtual machines (VMs) that run on top of virtualized hardware in different regions. Each Instance you create is a new server you can use, either standalone or as part of a larger, cloud-based infrastructure.

Plans and Pricing

We offer different kinds of instance types, you can view all available plans on the pricing page.

You are still billed for Instances that are powered off because the compute resources for the Instance stay reserved on the hypervisor, even when they are not in use. To end billing, destroy the instance.


Each organisation includes free outbound data transfer: 20000 TB/month. Outbound data transfer is shared between all services each billing cycle. Additional transfer is billed at CHF 90 / 1TB, but most users don't exceed the amount included with their services.


Flow Cloud Platform is based in two state of the art data centers in Switzerland: ZRH1 (Zurich), the most modern DC on Swiss soil; and ALP1 (Luzern), located at the edge of the Swiss Alps. With ISO/IEC 27001 and PCI DSS certifications and FINMA-RS 18/3 compliance, we operate only in trustworthy and premium data centers. Please find more information on our Infrastructure & Security page.