This page discusses how to monitor the bandwidth used by your Cloud Storage buckets and how to request additional bandwidth if you need more than the default bandwidth quota.
Cloud Storage provides bandwidth monitoring for you to track bandwidth usage from your project's buckets to other Google Cloud services. Bandwidth monitoring is aggregated by region and tracks usage for the last 30 days. Bandwidth monitoring is not available for multi-regions.
In order to be tracked by bandwidth monitoring:
You must have the Cloud Storage service
storage.googleapis.comenabled for your project.
The usage must be by Google Cloud resources other than Cloud Storage buckets.
If the bucket is located in a region, the usage must be by resources located in the same region.
If the bucket is located in a dual-region, the usage must be by resources located in either of the regions that makes up the dual-region.
To view bandwidth monitoring:
network/sent_bytes_countuses bytes in its measurements, whereas typical networking metrics often use bits. For example, a 1 GiB/s measurement for
network/sent_bytes_countis equivalent to 8 Gib/s.
network/sent_bytes_counttracks all the traffic sent over the network, not only egress to Google Cloud services.
network/sent_bytes_countmetrics are sampled every 60 seconds. If the traffic is spiky, it's possible that requests are throttled for a short period of time even though the average egress over 60 seconds is below the limit.
Requesting more bandwidth
The following instructions apply when requesting bandwidth increases of less than 1 Tbps for Cloud Storage regions:
Make sure you have enabled the Cloud Storage service
In the Google Cloud Console, go to the IAM Quotas page.
Search for the metric
storage.googleapis.com/google_egress_bandwidth, and select the resource.
Toggle the checkbox for the desired location.
Click Edit Quotas.
Enter your requested quota and business justification.
Click Submit Request.
For requests at or above 1 Tbps, contact your Technical Account Manager or Google representative to file a Cloud Capacity Advisor request on your behalf.
- Monitor who accesses your Cloud Storage resources.
- Create notifications when an object is created, updated, or deleted.