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Nanobox vs Vagrant: What are the differences?

What is Nanobox? The Ideal Platform for Developers. Nanobox is the ideal platform for developers allowing you to focus on code, not config, by removing the need to deal with environment configuration and dev-ops complexity.

What is Vagrant? A tool for building and distributing development environments. Vagrant provides the framework and configuration format to create and manage complete portable development environments. These development environments can live on your computer or in the cloud, and are portable between Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Nanobox belongs to "Platform as a Service" category of the tech stack, while Vagrant can be primarily classified under "Virtual Machine Management".

Some of the features offered by Nanobox are:

  • Easy to setup
  • Robust dashboard
  • Application monitoring

On the other hand, Vagrant provides the following key features:

  • Boxes
  • Up And SSH
  • Synced Folders

Nanobox and Vagrant are both open source tools. It seems that Vagrant with 21.8K GitHub stars and 4.07K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Nanobox with 1.5K GitHub stars and 89 GitHub forks.

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Pros of Nanobox
Pros of Vagrant
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    • 352
      Development environments
    • 291
      Simple bootstraping
    • 238
      Free
    • 139
      Boxes
    • 132
      Provisioning
    • 84
      Portable
    • 81
      Synced folders
    • 69
      Reproducible
    • 51
      Ssh
    • 44
      Very flexible
    • 5
      Works well, can be replicated easily with other devs
    • 5
      Easy-to-share, easy-to-version dev configuration
    • 3
      Great
    • 2
      Quick way to get running
    • 2
      Just works
    • 1
      What is vagrant?
    • 1
      Container Friendly
    • 1
      DRY - "Do Not Repeat Yourself"
    • 1
      Good documentation

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    Cons of Nanobox
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      • 2
        Can become v complex w prod. provisioner (Salt, etc.)
      • 2
        Multiple VMs quickly eat up disk space
      • 1
        Development environment that kills your battery

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      What is Nanobox?

      Nanobox is the ideal platform for developers allowing you to focus on code, not config, by removing the need to deal with environment configuration and dev-ops complexity.

      What is Vagrant?

      Vagrant provides the framework and configuration format to create and manage complete portable development environments. These development environments can live on your computer or in the cloud, and are portable between Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

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      What are some alternatives to Nanobox and Vagrant?
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      Kubernetes
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      Dokku
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      Rancher
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