Container Analysis pricing

Vulnerability scanning

If you choose to enable the vulnerability scanning feature for your container images, the price is $0.26 per scanned container image.

  1. When you enable the Container Scanning API, billing begins immediately.

  2. Container Analysis automatically scans an image the first time you push it to the registry and charges you for the initial scan. This charge applies only to the initial scan and is not affected by the number of layers on the base image. Once the image has been uploaded and initially scanned, subsequent scans of the same image are free.

    Each image is uniquely identified by a digest. Images with the same digest are considered the same image.

  3. Container Analysis does not automatically scan existing images after you enable the API. To scan an existing image, you must push it again.

Each new version of an image is associated with a digest, a unique identifier that is created when you push the image to Container Analysis. Tags that you add to an image are labels and do not change the content of the image, therefore you are not billed for adding or editing tags.

Promotional period for vulnerability scanning

Vulnerability scanning became a paid service with the general availability release of Container Analysis. Charges will be applied according to the following promotional schedule:

  • On May 19, 2021 and earlier, charges are billed with a 100% discount.

  • Between May 20, 2021 and June 30, 2021, charges are billed with a 50% discount.

  • Starting on July 1, 2021, charges are billed at 100%.

See the upgrading page to learn about best practices for keeping your costs low and how to estimate your scanning costs.

On-Demand Scanning

If you choose to enable the On-Demand Scanning API in your project, the price is $0.26 per scanned container image.

Promotional period for On-Demand Scanning

Charges for On-Demand Scanning will be applied according to the following promotional schedule:

  • On May 19, 2021 and earlier, charges are billed with a 100% discount.

  • Between May 20, 2021 and June 30, 2021, charges are billed with a 50% discount.

  • Starting on July 1, 2021, charges are billed at 100%.

View your billing report

The Cloud Billing Reports page lets you view your Google Cloud costs at glance. The Reports page displays a chart that plots usage costs for all projects linked to a Cloud Billing account. To include the promotional discounts in your report, make sure that the Discounts checkbox is selected in the Report Filters.

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