Get Started with Confluent Cloud on the GCP Marketplace with Commitments

This topic shows you how to get up and running using Confluent Cloud on the GCP Marketplace with usage-based billing commitment. With a commitment, you sign up for a minimum spend amount and get a discount on your committed usage of Confluent Cloud.

Tip

To pay for Confluent Cloud, Confluent Consumption Units (CCUs) are enabled in the cloud Marketplace. Pricing in Marketplace is the same as direct purchase pricing. For more information, see Confluent Cloud Consumption Metrics for Marketplace Deployments.

Prerequisite
  • A GCP Marketplace account. You can use Confluent Cloud and get billed directly through GCP.
  • If you have ever registered for Confluent Cloud, you must use a different email address for registering on Confluent Cloud through the GCP Marketplace.
  • To purchase, you must be logged in to the GCP Marketplace with the billing administrator role.

Procedure

  1. Contact the Confluent sales team and request a quote for a GCP Confluent Cloud commitment. You will receive a GCP Marketplace private quote from Confluent sales.

  2. View the quote on the GCP Marketplace using the private quote link from Confluent sales. Review the terms of use, and click SUBSCRIBE.

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    After you subscribe, the subscription goes to a pending state awaiting approval by GCP Marketplace and Confluent Cloud. You can view the details of your offer and the various included credits as part of the plan.

    Tip

    Click VIEW PRODUCT DETAILS to see details of the product offering.

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  3. After the subscription is approved, the ENABLE button will appear on the “View Product Details” screen.

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  4. Click MANAGE VIA CONFLUENT to be redirected to the Confluent Cloud sign up page.

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  5. Sign up for Confluent Cloud and click Submit.

    You should receive an email from Confluent requesting that you verify your email address. After verification, you are automatically logged in as the administrator of the new Confluent Cloud account.

    Important

    If you have registered for Confluent Cloud previously, you must use a different email address for registering on Confluent Cloud through the Marketplace.

  6. Click Create cluster to get started.

    Create clusters

Troubleshoot

Email already exists

Symptoms
  • When you try to sign up on Confluent Cloud it says your email is already in use.
  • You log in and see old clusters.
  • You are still seeing charges from your previous payment method.
Solution
Re-register using a new email address. If you have ever registered for Confluent Cloud, you must use a new email address for the Marketplace.

No active entitlement

Symptoms
A message is displayed on the Confluent Cloud UI that says you do not have an active subscription.
Solution
To activate the organization, re-enable the project on GCP.

Pending Confluent Cloud set up

Symptom
A message is displayed on the Confluent Cloud web UI that says “Your organization is being provisioned on Confluent Cloud.”
Solution
Confluent Cloud is still pending completion of some tasks to create an organization. We will notify you once the setup is complete.

Next Steps

Try out the Quick Start for Apache Kafka using Confluent Cloud, which shows you how to use Confluent Cloud to create topics, produce, and consume to a Kafka cluster.

Learn more about the advantages of using Apache Kafka as a service with Confluent Cloud on GCP.