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Quota billing and limits

Quota billing and limits capacity is billed by quota. Quotas provide a not-to-exceed reservation of memory, compute, application routes and service instances.

Usage quotas are set in advance. This helps you control the maximum amount that your team will spend, and helps us avoid over-provisioning resources that won’t be used. Quota capacity is a hard limit; unused capacity does not “roll over” month to month.

Quota billing

Quotas are associated with and billed to a project IAA number or equivalent billing tag. Quotas are billed by the amount of memory reserved and tallied daily. A monthly bill might include 9 days at 1 GB of RAM, 11 days at 2 GB of RAM and 10 days at 4 GB of RAM.

Quota limits

Quotas limit the following resources:

  • Application routes.
  • Application memory.
  • Service instances.
  • Access to paid service plans.

If a new application push would exceed your organization’s quota, the request will fail with status code 400 and a message that describes the limit that would be exceeded.


Creating app APPLICATION in org ORG / space SPACE as USER… FAILED Server error, status code: 400, error code: 100007, message: You have exceeded the instance memory limit for your organization’s quota.

In this situation you have three options:

  1. Delete existing resources with cf delete, delete-service, delete-route or similar.
  2. Reconfigure individual existing Application Quotas and redeploy.
  3. Request a quota change by asking support.