Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is a cloud services platform that provides a series of modular cloud services, including computing, data storage, data analytics, and machine learning under the pay-as-you-go model. Integration of ActivePlatform with GCP is implemented using Vendor Portal.
To become a GCP partner and start reselling the service via ActivePlatform, you need to create a GCP billing account and define a few settings from GCP reseller console in the Operator Control Panel. Your billing account will be used to create billing subaccounts for your customers, one billing subaccount per subscription.
After the GCP subscription purchase, your customer gets two emails. The first one is an invitation from Google with the administrator credentials to access Google Cloud console. The second email includes instructions on how to start using the Google Cloud services within a subscription. A customer needs to log in to Google Cloud console, create a new project in the provided billing subaccount, and add GCP resources to the project. Once a project has resources and runs, the pay-as-you-go service consumption begins.
Managing a subscription in the platform is represented by managing a customer's billing subaccount, including its projects and administrators. It means that stopping a subscription in the platform causes stopping and detaching all projects in a billing subaccount and assigning the read-only role to all its administrators. However, activating a stopped subscription in the platform only restores the full access role of the first administrator of a customer's billing subaccount. The projects detached during the subscription stopping will not be attached automatically. The customer's administrator gets an email with instructions on how to attach the required projects back to the customer billing account.
For every Google Cloud Platform subscription, the non-detailed current consumption data is available in the daily granularity via the Analytics section of the Customer Control Panel. The final detailed consumption data for the previous periods is available in the daily and monthly granularity with the extended filtering options, very similar to Microsoft Azure Plan subscriptions.