ability to limit spend per project by day/week/month
Due to unplanned load (slashdot effect etc, zero-day security vulnerability) a GCloud user may exceed the usage they expected, and be hit with an unexpectedly high bill. Other providers enable features such as rate limiting, reducing traffic bandwidth, or even disabling (turning off) the entire service.
Both companies and self-employed developers don’t like surprises. Students and other hobbyists may simply not be able to afford it. It should be possible to limit max spend for an account somehow, and optionally provide some limited guidance in the GCloud UI on what to do (turn it all off, or just let me know by email/SMS/phone call).
- UI elements to set thresholds per project in the billing area
- UI elements to set actions when thresholds are exceeded, including disabling services or simply notification
- API to support these in the back end
I suggest other people add use cases or functionality to this issue.