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 (e.g. should Coiled run on AWS 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 a variety of different systems to best suite your needs.

You can configure which system, or “backend”, you want to Coiled run on in the “Team” page for your Coiled account at https://cloud.coiled.io/<team-name>/team. 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

Kubernetes

You can have Coiled launch computations on a Kubernetes cluster that you control. This is a good way to run Coiled on other cloud providers (e.g. AKS) or on-prem infrastructure.

Learn more about the Kubernetes backend