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 cloud provider backends depending on your needs.

You can configure which cloud provider (i.e., “backend”) that you want Coiled to use for provisioning Dask clusters by visiting the “Account” page of 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 can be configured to run on Coiled’s Azure account or your 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 can be configured to run on Coiled’s GCP account or your own GCP account.

Learn more about the GCP backend