Terraform vs. Packer vs. Metamon

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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.

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 Metamon?

Metamon is a Vagrantfile combined with a set of Ansible Playbooks which can be used to quickly start a new Django project. Although Metamon is easily extensible by adding new Ansible roles, it is a better fit for people who use Django + Gunicorn + Nginx + PostgreSQL.

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    Companies

    What companies use Terraform?
    323 companies on StackShare use Terraform
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    97 companies on StackShare use Packer
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    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Terraform?
    17 tools on StackShare integrate with Terraform
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    10 tools on StackShare integrate with Packer
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    What are some alternatives to Terraform, Packer, and Metamon?

    • AWS CloudFormation - Create and manage a collection of related AWS resources
    • Habitat - Application Automation framework by Chef
    • GeoEngineer - Ruby DSL and DSL (geo) to codify then plan and execute changes to cloud resources, by Coinbase
    • Atlas - Develop, deploy, and maintain your application anywhere. Use one console and one workflow from development to production

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