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What is Terraform?

With Terraform, you describe your complete infrastructure as code, even as it spans multiple service providers. Your servers may come from AWS, your DNS may come from CloudFlare, and your database may come from Heroku. Terraform will build all these resources across all these providers in parallel.

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.

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.


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    What companies use Terraform?
    306 companies on StackShare use Terraform
    What companies use Packer?
    95 companies on StackShare use Packer
    What companies use Atlas?
    3 companies on StackShare use Atlas


    What tools integrate with Terraform?
    17 tools on StackShare integrate with Terraform
    What tools integrate with Packer?
    10 tools on StackShare integrate with Packer
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    What are some alternatives to Terraform, Packer, and Atlas?

    • AWS CloudFormation - Create and manage a collection of related AWS resources
    • Habitat - Application Automation framework by Chef
    • GeoEngineer - Ruby DSL and DSL (geo) to codify then plan and execute changes to cloud resources, by Coinbase
    • Google Cloud Deployment Manager - Create and manage cloud resources with simple templates

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