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Bitnami Stacksmith vs Packer: What are the differences?

Bitnami Stacksmith: Create custom container images in minutes. Pick your favorite development environments ready-to-run including: Python, Java, PHP, Go, Ruby and Node. Layer on the web frameworks you need to kick-start your project including: Symfony, Express, Rails, and Django; 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.

Bitnami Stacksmith belongs to "Container Tools" category of the tech stack, while Packer can be primarily classified under "Infrastructure Build Tools".

Some of the features offered by Bitnami Stacksmith are:

  • Creates custom container images in minutes, then lets you share them using a simple URL
  • Sends notifications of security issues and out-of-date components straight to your inbox
  • Makes it easy to package your web application or service in a unique container image

On the other hand, Packer provides the following key features:

  • Super fast infrastructure deployment. Packer images allow you to launch completely provisioned and configured machines in seconds, rather than several minutes or hours.
  • Multi-provider portability. Because Packer creates identical images for multiple platforms, you can run production in AWS, staging/QA in a private cloud like OpenStack, and development in desktop virtualization solutions such as VMware or VirtualBox.
  • Improved stability. Packer installs and configures all the software for a machine at the time the image is built. If there are bugs in these scripts, they'll be caught early, rather than several minutes after a machine is launched.

Packer is an open source tool with 9.03K GitHub stars and 2.46K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Packer's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is Bitnami Stacksmith?

Pick your favorite development environments ready-to-run including: Python, Java, PHP, Go, Ruby and Node. Layer on the web frameworks you need to kick-start your project including: Symfony, Express, Rails, and Django.

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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          What are some alternatives to Bitnami Stacksmith and Packer?
          Kubernetes
          Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.
          Docker Compose
          With Compose, you define a multi-container application in a single file, then spin your application up in a single command which does everything that needs to be done to get it running.
          Rancher
          Rancher is an open source container management platform that includes full distributions of Kubernetes, Apache Mesos and Docker Swarm, and makes it simple to operate container clusters on any cloud or infrastructure platform.
          Docker Swarm
          Swarm serves the standard Docker API, so any tool which already communicates with a Docker daemon can use Swarm to transparently scale to multiple hosts: Dokku, Compose, Krane, Deis, DockerUI, Shipyard, Drone, Jenkins... and, of course, the Docker client itself.
          Docker Machine
          Machine lets you create Docker hosts on your computer, on cloud providers, and inside your own data center. It creates servers, installs Docker on them, then configures the Docker client to talk to them.
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          Decisions about Bitnami Stacksmith and Packer
          John Kodumal
          John Kodumal
          CTO at LaunchDarkly | 3 upvotes 28.2K views
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          Armory
          Armory
          Packer
          Packer
          Terraform
          Terraform
          Spinnaker
          Spinnaker
          Ansible
          Ansible

          LaunchDarkly is almost a five year old company, and our methodology for deploying was state of the art... for 2014. We recently undertook a project to modernize the way we #deploy our software, moving from Ansible-based deploy scripts that executed on our local machines, to using Spinnaker (along with Terraform and Packer) as the basis of our deployment system. We've been using Armory's enterprise Spinnaker offering to make this project a reality.

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          Pedro Arnal Puente
          Pedro Arnal Puente
          CTO at La Cupula Music SL | 7 upvotes 30.5K views
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          Ansible
          Ansible
          Packer
          Packer
          Terraform
          Terraform
          Amazon ElastiCache
          Amazon ElastiCache
          Redis
          Redis
          Amazon RDS for Aurora
          Amazon RDS for Aurora
          Amazon S3
          Amazon S3
          Amazon EC2
          Amazon EC2
          Debian
          Debian

          Our base infrastructure is composed of Debian based servers running in Amazon EC2 , asset storage with Amazon S3 , and Amazon RDS for Aurora and Redis under Amazon ElastiCache for data storage.

          We are starting to work in automated provisioning and management with Terraform , Packer , and Ansible .

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          Packer makes it easy to setup custom images to import into vagrant.

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          We use Packer to build our Base AMIs.

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          To make the "Golden Image"

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          Used for packing AMIs

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