• ContainerD is an industry standard container runtime with emphasis on simplicity, robustness and portability

  • This includes Docker's functionality for executing containers, low-level storage & managing image transfers.

  • ContainerD makes it easier for projects like K8s to access the low-level "Docker" elements they need

  • Images built with Docker aren't really "Docker image"

  • Images are built in the standardized OCI format.


  • Alternative to using Docker

  • It supports runc & kata containers as container runtimes

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