Google Cloud Deployment Manager vs Packer vs Terraform

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Google Cloud Deployment Manager

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Pros of Google Cloud Deployment Manager
Pros of Packer
Pros of Terraform
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    Automates infrastructure deployments
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    Infrastracture as a code
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    Fast deploy and update
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    Easy to deploy for GCP
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    Cross platform builds
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    Vm creation automation
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    Bake in security
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    Good documentation
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    Easy to use
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    Infrastructure as code
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    Declarative syntax
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    Planning
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    Simple
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    Parallelism
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    Well-documented
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    Cloud agnostic
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    It's like coding your infrastructure in simple English
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    Immutable infrastructure
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    Platform agnostic
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    Extendable
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    Automates infrastructure deployments
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    Automation
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    Portability
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    Lightweight
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    Scales to hundreds of hosts

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Cons of Google Cloud Deployment Manager
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Cons of Terraform
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    Only using in GCP
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      Doesn't have full support to GKE

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    What is Google Cloud Deployment Manager?

    Google Cloud Deployment Manager allows you to specify all the resources needed for your application in a declarative format using yaml.

    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 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.

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    What are some alternatives to Google Cloud Deployment Manager, Packer, and Terraform?
    Chef
    Chef enables you to manage and scale cloud infrastructure with no downtime or interruptions. Freely move applications and configurations from one cloud to another. Chef is integrated with all major cloud providers including Amazon EC2, VMWare, IBM Smartcloud, Rackspace, OpenStack, Windows Azure, HP Cloud, Google Compute Engine, Joyent Cloud and others.
    AWS CloudFormation
    You can use AWS CloudFormation’s sample templates or create your own templates to describe the AWS resources, and any associated dependencies or runtime parameters, required to run your application. You don’t need to figure out the order in which AWS services need to be provisioned or the subtleties of how to make those dependencies work.
    Pulumi
    Pulumi is a cloud development platform that makes creating cloud programs easy and productive. Skip the YAML and just write code. Pulumi is multi-language, multi-cloud and fully extensible in both its engine and ecosystem of packages.
    AWS Cloud Development Kit
    It is an open source software development framework to model and provision your cloud application resources using familiar programming languages. It uses the familiarity and expressive power of programming languages for modeling your applications. It provides you with high-level components that preconfigure cloud resources with proven defaults, so you can build cloud applications without needing to be an expert.
    Yocto
    It is an open source collaboration project that helps developers create custom Linux-based systems regardless of the hardware architecture. It provides a flexible set of tools and a space where embedded developers worldwide can share technologies, software stacks, configurations, and best practices that can be used to create tailored Linux images for embedded and IOT devices, or anywhere a customized Linux OS is needed.
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