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Otto vs Vagrant: What are the differences?

What is Otto? Development and Deployment Made Easy. The successor to Vagrant. Otto automatically builds development environments without any configuration; it can detect your project type and has built-in knowledge of industry-standard tools to setup a development environment that is ready to go. When you're ready to deploy, otto builds and manages an infrastructure, sets up servers, builds, and deploys the application.

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.

Otto and Vagrant can be categorized as "Virtual Machine Management" tools.

"Vagrant-like" is the primary reason why developers consider Otto over the competitors, whereas "Development environments" was stated as the key factor in picking Vagrant.

Otto and Vagrant are both open source tools. Vagrant with 18.6K GitHub stars and 3.74K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Otto with 4.41K GitHub stars and 252 GitHub forks.

What is Otto?

Otto automatically builds development environments without any configuration; it can detect your project type and has built-in knowledge of industry-standard tools to setup a development environment that is ready to go. When you're ready to deploy, otto builds and manages an infrastructure, sets up servers, builds, and deploys the application.

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 Otto and Vagrant?
    boot2docker
    boot2docker is a lightweight Linux distribution based on Tiny Core Linux made specifically to run Docker containers. It runs completely from RAM, weighs ~27MB and boots in ~5s (YMMV).
    XenServer
    It is a leading virtualization management platform optimized for application, desktop and server virtualization infrastructures. It is used in the world's largest clouds and enterprises.
    Azk
    azk lets developers easily and quickly install and configure development environments on their computers
    libvirt
    It is an open-source API, daemon and management tool for managing platform virtualization. It can be used to manage KVM, Xen, VMware ESXi, QEMU and other virtualization technologies.
    PuPHPet
    It is a web application that allows you to easily and quickly generate custom Vagrant and Puppet controlled virtual machines.
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    How developers use Otto and Vagrant
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    Airbnb uses VagrantVagrant

    "The best way to ensure that local testing was possible was to normalize people’s dev environments. For this we chose Vagrant. This, combined with Chef, allows us to do our local dev in sandboxed Linux instances running locally via VirtualBox in a configuration as similar to production as possible. In addition to making dev environment setup much easier than it used to be, this ensures that each engineer has a consistent environment that is ready to run tests out of the box. The user SSHs into the local linux server and runs spec commands like they would on their host OS, and generally everything Just Works. Most people on our team combine this with Zeus, which allows the Rails environment to be preloaded for lightning fast (relatively speaking) test runs. Both Vagrant and Zeus have their share of issues, but in practice we’ve found them to be a huge time saver."

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    GHA Technologies uses VagrantVagrant

    Not blazing fast but we pick Vagrant for all our projects because the console mode without gui leads to a low consumption of ram memory making it the best way for DevOps ready environment requiring less configuration.

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    Cyrus Stoller uses VagrantVagrant

    Vagrant allows me to ensure that anyone I'm collaborating with will be able to test my web application in the same environment. I also use Vagrant to setup VMs that I can use to refine my Capistrano recipes.

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    Dynamictivity uses VagrantVagrant

    We use Virtualbox in combination with Vagrant during development to ensure a consistent test/development environment. This helps to reduce the number of defects when our software goes to production.

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    Software Antelope uses VagrantVagrant

    Building development environments that closely match real world web environments, enabling more rapid and accurate testing and development.

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    brenoinojosa uses OttoOtto

    We still use Vagrant, but Otto will replace it soon.

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