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.
Samuel Bradley commented
This would solve so many issues with how our company does infrastructure budgeting and would allow us to make much greater use of GCP.
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.