Prepay for use on Google Cloud
One of the fears everyone has is that we'll start learning on GCP and we'll get a bill for $700,000 at home when a bad line of code spawns up 2million nodes on earth and mars.
I'd like to buy $500 increments in Google Cloud Credits. Then when i hit that limit, you cut me off. This allows to learn safely.
Interesting idea… we’ll share it with the billing team.
This is a brilliant idea. When will it be implemented? If we can prepay credits, this makes it easier for claims to be made in certain business context. In the place I work at, easier to apply for a pot of money to do a self contained project rather than have a rolling bill.
And please expose that "cut me off" functionality as an API so that I implement a Function that triggers the "cut me off" for specific projects under certain customer defined circumstances.
Eric Hawthorne commented
I notice that Google Cloud Payment FAQ says that I can make a manual payment, and can make it for larger than current charges owed. Is there a limit on such in-advance payment? The reason I ask is we have fiscal-year-attached money and would like to pre-pay for some Cloud AI use.
Jan Barendse commented
agree. Just been hit with an unexpected 141usd
I fully support prepaid credit along with acceptance of prepaid Mastercard/Visa cards. No risk for Google and no risk for end users.