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      Cross platform builds
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      Vm creation automation
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    What is Boxfuse?

    It generates minimal images for your application in seconds. They boot directly on virtual hardware. There is no classic OS and no container runtime.

    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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