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Atlas vs Packer: What are the differences?

Atlas: Develop, deploy, and maintain your application anywhere. Use one console and one workflow from development to production. Atlas is one foundation to manage and provide visibility to your servers, containers, VMs, configuration management, service discovery, and additional operations services; Packer: Create identical machine images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration. Packer automates the creation of any type of machine image. It embraces modern configuration management by encouraging you to use automated scripts to install and configure the software within your Packer-made images.

Atlas and Packer can be categorized as "Infrastructure Build" tools.

Packer is an open source tool with 9.09K GitHub stars and 2.48K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Packer's open source repository on GitHub.

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    What is Atlas?

    Atlas is one foundation to manage and provide visibility to your servers, containers, VMs, configuration management, service discovery, and additional operations services.

    What is Packer?

    Packer automates the creation of any type of machine image. It embraces modern configuration management by encouraging you to use automated scripts to install and configure the software within your Packer-made images.

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