Cloud Service Mesh pricing

Cloud Service Mesh is available as part of GKE Enterprise or as a standalone offering on Google Cloud. Google APIs enabled on the project determine how you are billed. To use Cloud Service Mesh as a standalone service, don't enable the GKE Enterprise API on your project. If you want to use Cloud Service Mesh on-premises or on other clouds, you must subscribe to GKE Enterprise.

Pricing for Cloud Service Mesh Standalone customers

Pricing for Cloud Service Mesh as a standalone service is based on the number of clusters and the number of Cloud Service Mesh clients, including Cloud Service Mesh enabled Pod instances on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE).

If a deployment has more than one replica running, such as a service that has scaled to 3 instances, each instance is billed at the billable rate.

  • Each Cloud Service Mesh-enabled GKE cluster accrues a flat fee of $0.07/hour per cluster, which includes 100 Cloud Service Mesh clients on that cluster or 72,000 client hours per cluster in a month. The flat fee per cluster for a month is approximately $50.

  • After the first 100 clients, each additional client is charged at $0.0006945 per hour, or approximately $0.50 per client per month.

The above fee is based on the cumulative time for which the clients run. Example: A fee of $0.0006945 is accrued if there are 4 GKE pods that run for 15 minutes each (after the first 72,000 client hours per month per cluster).

Cloud Service Mesh standalone pricing includes the following:

Pricing for GKE Enterprise customers

GKE Enterprise customers are not billed separately for Cloud Service Mesh because it is already included in the GKE Enterprise pricing.

Alternatively, a pay-as-you-go billing option is available for GKE Enterprise on Google Cloud only. For more information, see the GKE Enterprise Pricing guide.

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