Kubernetes 1.8 release integrates with containerd 1.0 Beta
When containerd was first developed it had two goals. The first was to solve the upgrade problem with running containers and provide a codebase where OCI runtimes, like runc, could be integrated into Docker. However, as needs change in the container space and after speaking with various members of the community at the beginning of this year, we decided to expand the scope of containerd and make it a fully functional container daemon with storage, image distribution and runtime.
containerd fully supports the OCI Runtime and Image specifications that are part of the recently released 1.0 specifications. Additionally, it was important to build a stable runtime for users and platform builders. We wanted containerd to be fully functional; but also, it needed to retain a small core codebase so that it is easy to maintain and support in the long run with an LTS release receiving backported patches on a stable API.
To demonstrate the progress made on the project, Stephen Day presented the current status of containerd 1.0 alpha at the Moby Summit in LA two weeks ago,:
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Via the fine folks at Docker.