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Run stateless containers on a fully managed environment or in your own GKE cluster.

Bringing serverless to containers

Cloud Run is a managed compute platform that automatically scales your stateless containers. Cloud Run is serverless: it abstracts away all infrastructure management, so you can focus on what matters most — building great applications. It is built from Knative, letting you choose to easily run your containers either fully managed with Cloud Run, or in your Google Kubernetes Engine cluster with Cloud Run on GKE.

Container to production in seconds

Container to production in seconds

Many serverless platforms add constraints around support for languages, libraries, or even restrict the way you code. Cloud Run enables you to write code your way by allowing you to easily deploy any stateless containers that listen for requests or events delivered via HTTP. Containers offer flexibility and portability of workloads. With Cloud Run, you can build great applications in your favorite language, with your favorite dependencies and tools, and deploy them in seconds.

Natively serverless

Natively serverless

Cloud Run enables you to run request or event-driven stateless workloads without having to worry about servers. It abstracts away all infrastructure management such as provisioning, configuring, and managing servers, so you focus only on writing code. It automatically scales up and down from zero depending on traffic almost instantaneously, so you don't have to worry about scale configuration ever. Cloud Run also charges you only for the resources you use (calculated down to the nearest 100 milliseconds), so you will never have to pay for your over-provisioned resources.

One experience

One experience, where you want it

Deploy your stateless containers with a consistent developer experience to a fully managed environment or to your own GKE cluster. This common experience is enabled by Knative, an open API and runtime environment built on Kubernetes that gives you freedom to move your workloads across different environments and platforms: fully managed on GCP, on GKE, or anywhere Knative runs.


Any language, any library, any binary

Use the programming language of your choice, any language or operating system libraries, or even bring your own binaries.

Leverage container workflows and standards

Containers have become a standard to package and deploy code and its dependencies. Cloud Run pairs great with the container ecosystem: Cloud Build, Container Registry, Docker.

Simple developer experience

A simple command-line and user interface to quickly deploy and manage your services.


No infrastructure to manage: once deployed, Cloud Run manages your services so you can sleep well.

Fast autoscaling

Cloud Run automatically scales up or down from zero to N depending on traffic.


Cloud Run services are regional, automatically replicated across multiple zones.

Integrated logging and monitoring

Out-of-the-box integration with Stackdriver Monitoring, Logging, and Error Reporting to ensure the health of an application.

Process web traffic or asynchronous events

Expose Cloud Run services publicly to receive web requests or invoke them privately via asynchronous events, for example messages pushed by Cloud Pub/Sub.

Built on Knative

Cloud Run is built on the Knative open-source project, enabling portability of your workloads across platforms.


Each Cloud Run service gets an out-of-the-box stable HTTPS endpoint, with TLS termination handled for you.

Custom domains

Map your services to your own domains.

Choose the platform that fits you

Cloud Run gives you the flexibility to run services on an environment fully managed by Google Cloud or on Google Kubernetes Engine. If you're already using GKE, Cloud Run can deploy into your cluster, allowing access to custom machine types, additional networking support, and GPUs to extend how your Cloud Run services are run. The best part is you can easily change your mind later, switching from Cloud Run to Cloud Run on GKE or vice versa without reimplementing your service.

Cloud Run (fully managed)

Cloud Run on GKE

Pricing Pay-per-use (see below). Available as part of Kubernetes Engine. Pricing will be determined before GA.
Machine types One vCPU per instance with ability to change memory. Standard or custom machine types on GKE, including GPUs.
Autoscaling Up to 1,000 container instances, which can be increased via GCP Support. Limited by the capacity of your GKE cluster.
Identity and Policy Manage the identities that are allowed to invoke each service (or allow unauthenticated invocations). Publish services to the internet or make them available to cluster or VPC network only.
Networking No access to VPC / Compute Engine network. Services are not part of the Istio service mesh. Access to VPC / Compute Engine network. Services participate in the Istio service mesh.
URLs Automatic service URLs and SSL certificates. Custom domains only with manual SSL certificates.
Container isolation Strict container isolation based on gVisor sandbox. Default Kubernetes container isolation.


For more detailed information on pricing, see our documentation page here. You can use the Google Cloud Pricing Calculator to estimate costs.

Cloud Run pricing

Cloud Run charges you only for the resources you use, billed to the nearest 100 milliseconds.

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Cloud Run on GKE pricing

Cloud Run on GKE is an add-on to Google Kubernetes Engine clusters. Workloads deployed by Cloud Run on GKE are included in your GKE pricing. Final pricing for Cloud Run on GKE will be determined before GA. Google Kubernetes Engine is priced based on provisioned resources for the cluster. You can use the Google Cloud Pricing Calculator to estimate the cost of a Google Kubernetes Engine cluster.


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