Terraform vs. Packer

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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.

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What are some alternatives to Terraform and Packer?

  • AWS CloudFormation - Create and manage a collection of related AWS resources
  • Habitat - Application Automation framework by Chef
  • Atlas - Develop, deploy, and maintain your application anywhere. Use one console and one workflow from development to production
  • Google Cloud Deployment Manager - Create and manage cloud resources with simple templates

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