What is it?
Vortex is a virtual machine management tool.
Vortex is like Vagrant but it is designed to enable better management of development and production infrastructure at the same time with ease and consistency.
How it works?
Everything is based around JSON config files.
Vortex instantiates different vm machine environments by reading a simple JSON configuration file. The file specifies how to boot the machine and how to provision it.
Why use it?
It makes development easier.
You develop your application in a vm environment on your local machine. The same environment is replicable into the prod with a single command.
We Use Vortex All The Time
Vortex is our own swiss army knife when it comes to maintaining our production boxes.