The project aims at creating a containerd-kata runtime plugin for containerd to integrate it with katacontainers. The integration enables containerd and its users (docker&kubernetes) to enjoy security and multi-tenancy brought by KataConainers as well as native Linux container experience brought by the existing containerd runtime plugin linux .

Containerd is an industry-standard container runtime with an emphasis on simplicity, robustness and portability. It can manage the complete container lifecycle of its host system: image transfer and storage, container execution and supervision, low-level storage and network attachments, etc.

Kata Containers is an open source project and community working to build a standard implementation of lightweight Virtual Machines (VMs) that feel and perform like containers, but provide the workload isolation and security advantages of VMs.


Jian Liu


  • Harry Zhang