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Packer is described as 'open source tool for creating identical machine images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration. Packer is lightweight, runs on every major operating system, and is highly performant, creating machine images for multiple platforms in parallel' and is an app in the network & admin category. There are four alternatives to Packer for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, BSD and FreeBSD. The best alternative is Docker, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Packer are Vagrant, Crane and Singularity.

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    Docker

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • FreeNAS
    20 alternatives to Docker 

    Docker is an open-source engine that automates the deployment of any application as a lightweight, portable, self-sufficient container that will run virtually anywhere.

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    1.  Container VirtualizationDocker can make use of isolated user spaces called "containers" to run applications.
    2.  PortableDocker can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  LightweightDocker consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Command line interfaceDocker either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Vagrant

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • VirtualBox
    • VMware Workstation
    • VMware Fusion
    • FreeBSD
    18 alternatives to Vagrant 

    Create and manage virtualized development environments. Vagrant is a tool for building complete development environments. With an easy-to-use workflow and focus on automation, Vagrant lowers development environment setup time, increases development/production parity, and makes...

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    1.  LightweightVagrant consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Container VirtualizationVagrant can make use of isolated user spaces called "containers" to run applications.
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    Crane

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    11 alternatives to Crane 

    Crane is a container image tool that includes building local Docker images; connecting to DockerHub; listing local and remote container images; pushing local images to the DockerHub registry, and importing remote container images into an MLOps platform cluster.

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    Singularity

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    8 alternatives to Singularity 

    Singularity is a container solution with a focus on building reproducible software stacks and running them most efficiently on existing HPC, scientific, compute farm and even enterprise architectures.

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    1.  Container VirtualizationSingularity can make use of isolated user spaces called "containers" to run applications.
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