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Vagrant

A tool for building and distributing development environments
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What is Vagrant?

Vagrant provides the framework and configuration format to create and manage complete portable development environments. These development environments can live on your computer or in the cloud, and are portable between Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
Vagrant is a tool in the Virtual Machine Management category of a tech stack.
Vagrant is an open source tool with 21K GitHub stars and 4K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Vagrant's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Vagrant?

Companies
1072 companies reportedly use Vagrant in their tech stacks, including Airbnb, Shopify, and Robinhood.

Developers
5898 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Vagrant.

Vagrant Integrations

Docker, Amazon EC2, Kubernetes, VirtualBox, and Microsoft Azure are some of the popular tools that integrate with Vagrant. Here's a list of all 31 tools that integrate with Vagrant.

Vagrant's Features

  • Boxes
  • Up And SSH
  • Synced Folders
  • Provisioning
  • Networking
  • Share
  • Teardown
  • Rebuild
  • Providers

Vagrant Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Vagrant?
VirtualBox
VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.
Ansible
Ansible is an IT automation tool. It can configure systems, deploy software, and orchestrate more advanced IT tasks such as continuous deployments or zero downtime rolling updates. Ansible’s goals are foremost those of simplicity and maximum ease of use.
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.
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.
OpenStack
OpenStack is a cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, all managed through a dashboard that gives administrators control while empowering their users to provision resources through a web interface.
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Vagrant's Followers
5045 developers follow Vagrant to keep up with related blogs and decisions.