containerd is an industry-standard container runtime and provides full lifecycle management of containers. You can use containerd to build a simplified and stable running environment for your containers. This topic lists the latest changes to containerd.

Background information

For more information about the comparison between containerd and other runtimes, see How do I select between Docker and Sandboxed-Container?.
Note The containerd runtime is in public preview. To use containerd, Submit a ticket.

March 2021

Version Release date Description Impact
1.4.4 March 16, 2021 containerd can be selected as the container runtime when you create a Kubernetes cluster.
Note The containerd runtime is in public preview.
This upgrade does not affect your workloads.