Backends

Coiled manages launching Dask clusters and creating software environments for you. A crucial part of this process is specifying exactly where Coiled should run (i.e., if Coiled should run on AWS, Azure, or GCP).

By default, Coiled will run on AWS inside Coiled’s own AWS account. This makes it easy for you to get started quickly, without needing to set up any additional infrastructure. However, you can run Coiled on different backends depending on your needs.

You can configure which system, or “backend”, you want to Coiled run on in the “Account” page for your Coiled account at https://cloud.coiled.io/<account-name>/account. More information about each backend is available below.

AWS

By default, Coiled will run on AWS inside Coiled’s own AWS account. This makes it easy for you to get started quickly, without needing to set up any additional infrastructure.

However, you may prefer to run Coiled-managed computations within your own infrastructure for security or billing purposes. To facilitate this, you can also have Coiled run computations inside your own AWS account.

Learn more about the AWS backend

Azure

If you prefer to use Azure, you can run Coiled on Azure to run your computations. Coiled will run on Azure inside Coiled’s own Azure account.

Learn more about the Azure backend

GCP

If you prefer to use Google Cloud Platform (GCP), you can run Coiled on GCP to run your computations. Coiled will run on GCP inside Coiled’s own GCP account.

Learn more about the GCP backend