Google Cloud Pub/Sub Service Level Agreement (SLA)

Last modified: July 27, 2017 | Previous Versions

During the Term of the Google Cloud Platform License Agreement or Google Cloud Platform Reseller Agreement (as applicable, the “Agreement”), the Covered Service will provide a Monthly Uptime Percentage to Customer of at least 99.95% (the “Service Level Objective” or “SLO”). If Google does not meet the SLO, and if Customer meets its obligations under this SLA, Customer will be eligible to receive the Financial Credits described below. This SLA states Customer’s sole and exclusive remedy for any failure by Google to meet the SLO. Capitalized terms used in this SLA, but not defined in this SLA, have the meaning set forth in the Agreement. If the Agreement is the Google Cloud Platform Reseller Agreement, then all references to “Customer” in this SLA mean “Reseller,” and any Financial Credit(s) will only apply for impacted Reseller order(s) under the Agreement.

Definitions

The following definitions apply to the SLA:

  • “Covered Service” means the Google Cloud Pub/Sub Service.
  • “Downtime” means no valid request to publish a message succeeds.
  • “Downtime Period” means a period of 60 consecutive seconds of Downtime. Intermittent Downtime for a period of less than 60 consecutive seconds will not be counted towards any Downtime Periods.
  • “Financial Credit” means the following:

    Monthly Uptime Percentage Percentage of monthly bill for Covered Service that does not meet SLO and that will be credited to Customer’s future monthly bills
    99% to <99.95% 10%
    95% to <99% 25%
    <95% 50%

  • “Monthly Uptime Percentage” means total number of minutes in a month, minus the number of minutes of Downtime suffered from all Downtime Periods in a month, divided by the total number of minutes in a month.

Customer Must Request Financial Credit

In order to receive any of the Financial Credits described above, Customer must notify Google technical support within 30 days from the time Customer becomes eligible to receive a Financial Credit. Customer must also provide Google with log files showing Downtime Periods and the date and time they occurred. If Customer does not comply with these requirements, Customer will forfeit its right to receive a Financial Credit. If a dispute arises with respect to this SLA, Google will make a determination in good faith based on its system logs, monitoring reports, configuration records, and other available information, which Google will make available for auditing by Customer at Customer’s request.

Maximum Financial Credit

The maximum aggregate number of Financial Credits issued by Google to Customer for all Downtime Periods in a single billing month will not exceed 50% of the amount due from Customer for the Covered Service for the applicable month. Financial Credits will be in the form of a monetary credit applied to future use of the Covered Service and will be applied within 60 days after the Financial Credit was requested.

SLA Exclusions

The SLA does not apply to any: (a) features or services designated Alpha or Beta (unless otherwise set forth in the associated Documentation), (b) features or services excluded from the SLA (in the associated Documentation), or (c) errors: (i) caused by factors outside of Google’s reasonable control; (ii) that resulted from Customer’s software or hardware or third party software or hardware, or both; (iii) that resulted from abuses or other behaviors that violate the Agreement; or (iv) that resulted from quotas applied by the system and/or listed in the Admin Console.

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