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Habitat vs Packer: What are the differences?

Habitat: Application Automation framework by Chef. Habitat is a new approach to automation that focuses on the application instead of the infrastructure it runs on. With Habitat, the apps you build, deploy, and manage behave consistently in any runtime鈥夆斺塵etal, VMs, containers, and PaaS. You'll spend less time on the environment and more time building features; 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.

Habitat and Packer can be primarily classified as "Infrastructure Build" tools.

Habitat and Packer are both open source tools. It seems that Packer with 9.09K GitHub stars and 2.48K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Habitat with 1.97K GitHub stars and 294 GitHub forks.

What is Habitat?

Habitat is a new approach to automation that focuses on the application instead of the infrastructure it runs on. With Habitat, the apps you build, deploy, and manage behave consistently in any runtime鈥夆斺塵etal, VMs, containers, and PaaS. You'll spend less time on the environment and more time building features.

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 Habitat and Packer?
        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.
        AWS CloudFormation
        You can use AWS CloudFormation鈥檚 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鈥檛 need to figure out the order in which AWS services need to be provisioned or the subtleties of how to make those dependencies work.
        GeoEngineer
        GeoEngineer uses Terraform to plan and execute changes, so the DSL to describe resources is similar to Terraform's. GeoEngineer's DSL also provides programming and object oriented features like inheritance, abstraction, branching and looping.
        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.
        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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        Decisions about Habitat and Packer
        John Kodumal
        John Kodumal
        CTO at LaunchDarkly | 3 upvotes 35.5K 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 47.3K 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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        How developers use Habitat and Packer
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        Bob P uses PackerPacker

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

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        Zinc uses PackerPacker

        We use Packer to build our Base AMIs.

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        Endource uses PackerPacker

        Application deployment packages

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        Go Furuya uses PackerPacker

        To make the "Golden Image"

        Avatar of Scott Miller
        Scott Miller uses PackerPacker

        Used for packing AMIs

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