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Containerd Moving Forward as Cloud-Native Landscape Matures

February 28, 2019 / Sean Michael Kerner

The open-source containerd project is a foundational element for the modern cloud-native landscape, providing the container runtime used by millions of applications every day.On Feb. 28, the containerd project hit a major milestone, officially graduating from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), highlighting the project's overall maturity and stability. Graduation is the highest level of a project within the CNCF, which is host to more than 40 cloud-native projects, including the Kubernetes container orchestration system. "For a lot of external users, especially at the enterprise level, graduation shows a form of maturity for the project," Michael Crosby, containerd maintainer and Docker engineer, told eWEEK. "We have all the criteria from the foundation checked off, in terms of governance and fairness with how code is contributed and is managed for the project.