What is containerd?
An industry-standard container runtime with an emphasis on simplicity, robustness, and portability
containerd is a tool in the Container Tools category of a tech stack.
Who uses containerd?
11 companies reportedly use containerd in their tech stacks, including bigin, nference, and Last.Backend.
62 developers on StackShare have stated that they use containerd.
Pros of containerd
Supports Kubernetes version greater than 1.21
No Need for docker shim
Needs docker shim to work on kubernetes
No kubernetes support after 1.22
- OCI Image Spec support
- OCI Runtime Spec support (aka runC)
- Image push and pull support
- Container runtime and lifecycle support
- Network primitives for creation, modification, and deletion of interfaces
- Multi-tenant supported with CAS storage for global images
- Management of network namespaces containers to join existing namespaces
containerd Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to containerd?
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