Containerd is a stable and growing project that has seen increased usage due to the deprecation of dockershim in Kubernetes. The project has many exciting features in development, including the new sub-project nerdctl. The presentation provides an introduction and deep dive into containerd's architecture and configuration for Kubernetes users.
- Containerd has seen tremendous growth in the last year, with increased usage due to the deprecation of dockershim in Kubernetes
- Nerdctl is a new sub-project that has filled a crucial usability gap for operators and developers coming to containerd
- Containerd's architecture is designed around using plugins, with a thin and lightweight shim layer that manages the container process
- The transfer service is a new addition to containerd that handles image distribution and provides a better experience for clients
- Documentation improvements are needed for the project, and contributions are welcome
The deprecation of dockershim in Kubernetes has driven many users to containerd, and the project has seen a lot of growth as a result. Despite the increased usage, the project has remained stable and users have had a good experience moving to containerd. Nerdctl, a new sub-project, has also been well-received and is driving more users to containerd. However, documentation improvements are needed for the project, and contributions from the community are welcome to help improve the project for future users.