An industry-standard container runtime with an emphasis on simplicity,robustness and portability

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.

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containerd's Features

  • 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's alternatives

  • Kubernetes - Manage a cluster of Linux containers as a single system to accelerate Dev and simplify Ops
  • Docker Compose - Define and run multi-container applications with Docker
  • Rancher - Open Source Platform for Running a Private Container Service
  • Docker Swarm - Native clustering for Docker. Turn a pool of Docker hosts into a single, virtual host.
  • Docker Machine - Machine management for a container-centric world

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