A budget is a way to control resource spending in Yandex Cloud.
You use a budget to configure who will get notifications and for which threshold. You can set multiple thresholds and define different notification recipients for each one.
Reaching a pre-set threshold does not affect subsequent resource utilization.
You can use different budget types to track the use of funds by resources or your personal account balance.
In usage budgets, you set a spending limit for certain resources relative to a time period. When the amount of resources used exceeds the established threshold, users are notified.
There are two types of usage budgets available:
- Usage cost: Keeps track of the cost of resources without applying any discounts.
- Amount payable: Keeps track of resource costs applying discounts and active promo codes.
Budgets keep usage totals over the entire tracking period. A budget created in the middle of a month, for instance, will still keep track of all the monthly costs for the specified resources. You can set the tracking period to be a month, a quarter, or a year. As each subsequent tracking period begins, the budget will reset automatically. You can also set a custom tracking period by specifying the start and end dates. This type of budget will not reset after it ends.
The Account balance budget type keeps track of your personal account balance and verifies it against an established threshold. Users are notified when a personal account balance falls below the threshold value.