Pricing

This document explains Managed Service for Microsoft Active Directory pricing details.

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Pricing overview

When you use Managed Service for Microsoft Active Directory, you are charged for the following:

Billable item Price
Managed Active Domain $0.40 per hour per region

If you pay in a currency other than USD, the prices listed in your currency on Cloud Platform SKUs apply. You can filter the list by your currency and the Managed AD product.

You are charged for a domain when it is provisioned, regardless of whether it is used.

Rates for other Google Cloud features

You are charged standard rates for Google Cloud features used in your projects to manage AD data, such as Google Cloud's operations suite, Cloud DNS, or VM instances.

Pricing examples

Managed Microsoft AD allows you to deploy domain controllers to multiple regions. The authorized network can have a presence in any number of regions, but only the number of regions where domain controllers are deployed factor into pricing calculations. These examples demonstrate how and when costs are incurred.

All examples calculate the cost for the service scenario over a 30-day month.

Domain deployed in a single region

In this example, your Managed Microsoft AD domain is deployed in us-west-1. When you deploy a Managed Microsoft AD domain in a region, two domain controllers are deployed to ensure high availability. Your VPC spans three regions: us-west-1, us-east-1, and europe-north-1. Although the authorized network has presence in three regions, only the number of regions where a Managed Microsoft AD domain is deployed factor into pricing calculations.

$0.40 * 1 region * 24 hours * 30 days = $288.00

Domain deployed in multiple regions

In this example, you scale up your Managed Microsoft AD domain and deploy domain controllers in multiple regions. As before, your authorized network has presence in three regions:us-west-1, us-east-1, and europe-north-1. You retain the domain controllers in us-west-1 and add domain controllers in europe-north-1.

$0.40 * 2 regions * 24 hours * 30 days = $576.00

Deploying domain controllers to an additional region does impact price, but also provides the benefits of locating domain controllers closer to the infrastructure, without having to manage multiple distinct AD domains. It simplifies future AD-dependent infrastructure deployments. It also eliminates the overhead associated with managing multiple AD domain-specific Security Identifier prefixes.

Microsoft licensing and pricing

You are not charged additionally for any Windows infrastructure that runs inside the tenant project containing the resources necessary to run a managed service.

For general information about pricing and licensing Microsoft products on Google Cloud, see the Microsoft Licensing Guide for Google Cloud.