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Announcing HCP Packer

Build automated machine images

Create identical machine images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration.

Why Packer?

Rapid Infrastructure Deployment

Rapid Infrastructure Deployment

Use Terraform to launch completely provisioned and configured machine instances with Packer images in seconds.

Multi-provider Portability

Multi-provider Portability

Identical images allow you to run dev, staging, and production environments across platforms.

Improved Stability

Improved Stability

By provisioning instances from stable images installed and configured by Packer, you can ensure buggy software does not get deployed.

Increased Dev / Production Parity

Increased Dev / Production Parity

Keep dev, staging, and production environments as similar as possible by generating images for multiple platforms at the same time.

Reliable Continuous Delivery

Reliable Continuous Delivery

Generate new machine images for multiple platforms, launch and test, and verify the infrastructure changes work; then, use Terraform to put your images in production.

Appliance Demo Creation

Appliance Demo Creation

Create software appliances and disposable product demos quickly, even with software that changes continuously.


Announcing HCP Packer

Bridge the gap between image creation and deployment with image management workflows.

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Build images with Packer plugins

Extending Packer with Plugins

Extend Packer’s functionality without modifying Packer core. Plugins are capable of adding these components:

  • Builders
  • Provisioners
  • Post-processors
  • Data sources

Ready to get started?