Packer is one of several HashiCorp tools that partners swear by to manage customer infrastructure.
Using a single configuration file, Packer automates creation of identical machine images for multiple platforms. The tool encourages use of other frameworks such as Chef and Puppet to install and configure software within Packer-created images.
With Packer, IT teams can launch completely configured and provisioned machines in seconds for development or production environments.
The images can be created across cloud platforms, with various stages of the application life cycle deployed in different on-premises and public cloud environments, delivering unique portability and interoperability.