Packer provides organizations with a single workflow to build cloud and private datacenter images and continuously manage them throughout their lifecycle.
Leverage HashiCorp Configuration Language (HCL) and pre-written templates to embed organizational requirements.
Deploy and track images across clouds from a single source-configuration file.
Build on-premises images the same way you build cloud images to optimize hybrid cloud investments.
Codify security and compliance requirements into images and set up end-of-life workflows to revoke images across downstream infrastructure.
Create and reuse images from a single source-configuration HCL file, connect to VCS and collaborate across teams.
Standardize golden image versions, change an image once, and automatically update across downstream provisioning pipelines.
Reference the Packer data source in the HCP provider for Terraform to codify images in Terraform configuration files rather than hard-coding them.
The creation and deployment of golden images at scale is crucial to an organization’s security and compliance posture. It’s important to quickly update and publish new golden images as fixes to vulnerabilities are issued. Platform teams typically use Packer to:
Adopt an images as code approach to automate golden image management across clouds
Standardize a golden image pipeline with image promotion and revocation workflows
Scale infrastructure provisioning with Terraform integration for end-to-end workflows throughout your organization