Quotas and Limits

Quotas and limits

The following sections describe quotas and limits for Cloud Interconnect. To change a quota, simply request additional quota using the GCP Console. Limits cannot generally be increased unless specifically noted.

Per project

This table highlights important global quotas for each project. See the quotas page for other quotas.

Item Quota
Interconnects Quota

Per region

This table highlights per region quotas per resource.

Item Quota
Direct interconnect attachments (VLANs) Quota
Direct interconnect attachments total Mbps Quota

Per interconnect

The following limit applies to a Direct Interconnect regardless of region or project.

Item Limit
Direct Interconnect The maximum capacity (number of circuits per interconnect) is 80 Gbps (8 x 10 Gbps).

Per interconnect attachment (VLAN)

The following limits apply to a single Direct Interconnect (VLAN) attachment regardless of region or project.

Item Limit
Capacity per interconnect attachment 10 Gbps
Capacity for a single stream of traffic, as identified by protocol, source, and destination IP address. 3 Gbps


Cloud Interconnect enforces quotas on resource usage for a variety of reasons. For example, quotas protect the community of Google Cloud Platform users by preventing unforeseen spikes in usage. Quotas also help users who are exploring GCP with the free tier to stay within their trial.

All projects start with the same quotas, which you can change by requesting additional quota. Some quotas may increase automatically, based on your use of a product.


To view quotas or request quota increases, IAM members need one of the following roles.

Task Required Role
Check quotas for a project Project owner or editor or Quota Viewer
Modify quotas, request additional quota Project owner or editor, Quota Admin, or custom role with the serviceusage.quotas.update permission

Checking your quota

In the GCP Console, go to the Quotas page.

Using the gcloud command-line tool, run the following command to check your quotas. Replace [PROJECT_ID] with your own project ID.

    gcloud compute project-info describe --project [PROJECT_ID]

To check your used quota in a region, run:

    gcloud compute regions describe example-region

Requesting additional quota

Request additional quota from the Quotas page in the GCP Console. Quota requests take 24 to 48 hours to process.

  1. Go to the Quotas page.

    Go to the Quotas page

  2. In the Quotas page, select the quotas you want to change.
  3. Click the Edit Quotas button at the top of the page.
  4. Fill out your name, email, and phone number and click Next.
  5. Fill in your quota request and click Next.
  6. Submit your request.

Resource availability

Each quota represents a maximum number for a particular type of resource that you can create, provided that resource is available. It's important to note that quotas do not guarantee resource availability. Even if you have available quota, you won't be able to create a new resource if it is not available. For example, you might have sufficient quota to create new regional, external IP address in the us-central1 region, but that would not be possible if there were no available external IP addresses in that region. Zonal resource availability can also affect your ability to create a new resource.

Situations where resources are unavailable in an entire region are rare; however, resources within a zone can be depleted from time to time, typically without impact to the SLA for the type of resource. For more information, review the relevant Service Level Agreement (SLA) for the resource.

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