Quotas and usage limits

Project limits

The number of projects any user or service account can create is limited. If you create a project outside an organization, the quota on your account is used. If you are creating a project within an organization, the quota on both your account and organization are checked, and if either one has quota remaining, the project can be created.

Once your quota is reached, you can request an increase. If you have less than 30 projects remaining in your quota, you can see the number of projects you have remaining in your quota on the New Project page. For more information, see Managing project quotas.

The following usage limits apply per API consumer project. For example, 350K reads per day per project.

Limit Value
Read operations Up to 10 reads per second. This includes reading projects, tags, and other resources, with the exception of folders.
Write operations Up to 10 writes per second. This includes updating projects, tags, and other resources, with the exception of moving or creating folders. A CreateProject operation costs 10 writes.
Creating folders Up to 0.1 writes per second.
Moving folders Up to 0.1 writes per second.

To view or change usage limits for your project, or to request an increase to your quota, do the following:

  1. If you don't already have a billing account for your project, then create one.
  2. Visit the Enabled APIs page of the API library in the Cloud Console, and select an API from the list.
  3. To view and change quota-related settings, select Quotas. To view usage statistics, select Usage.

Tag limits

Each resource can have a maximum of 50 key-value pairs attached. There is a maximum of 300 keys allowed to be created under a given organization and there can be a total of 300 values created for each key.

For more information about tags, see Creating and managing tags.