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

containerd is available as a daemon for Linux and Windows. It manages the complete container lifecycle of its host system, from image transfer and storage to container execution and supervision to low-level storage to network attachments and beyond.


  • OCI Image Spec support
  • Image push and pull support
  • Network primitives for creation, modification, and deletion of interfaces
  • Multi-tenant supported with CAS storage for global images
  • OCI Runtime Spec support (aka runC)
  • Container runtime and lifecycle support
  • Management of network namespaces containers to join existing namespaces

containerd is a Cloud Native Computing Foundation incubating project