Google Cloud Deployment Manager vs Packer: What are the differences?
Developers describe Google Cloud Deployment Manager as "Create and manage cloud resources with simple templates". Google Cloud Deployment Manager allows you to specify all the resources needed for your application in a declarative format using yaml. On the other hand, Packer is detailed as "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.
Google Cloud Deployment Manager 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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