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Packer vs Squid: What are the differences?

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; Squid: A caching proxy for the Web supporting HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and more. Squid reduces bandwidth and improves response times by caching and reusing frequently-requested web pages. Squid has extensive access controls and makes a great server accelerator. It runs on most available operating systems, including Windows and is licensed under the GNU GPL.

Packer belongs to "Infrastructure Build Tools" category of the tech stack, while Squid can be primarily classified under "Web Cache".

Packer and Squid are both open source tools. Packer with 9.1K GitHub stars and 2.47K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Squid with 578 GitHub stars and 204 GitHub forks.

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Pros of Packer
Pros of Squid
  • 26
    Cross platform builds
  • 9
    Vm creation automation
  • 4
    Bake in security
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    Good documentation
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    Easy to use
  • 4
    Easy to config
  • 2
    Cluster
  • 2
    Very Fast
  • 2
    Web application accelerator
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    Widely Used
  • 1
    Great community
  • 1
    ESI
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    ICP
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    High-performance
  • 1
    Very Stable
  • 1
    Open Source
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    Qq

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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 Squid?

Squid reduces bandwidth and improves response times by caching and reusing frequently-requested web pages. Squid has extensive access controls and makes a great server accelerator. It runs on most available operating systems, including Windows and is licensed under the GNU GPL.

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What are some alternatives to Packer and Squid?
Docker
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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.
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.
Ansible
Ansible is an IT automation tool. It can configure systems, deploy software, and orchestrate more advanced IT tasks such as continuous deployments or zero downtime rolling updates. Ansible’s goals are foremost those of simplicity and maximum ease of use.
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.
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