Docker Extracts and Donates containerd, its Core Container Runtime, to Accelerate Innovation Across the Container Ecosystem (https://blog.docker.com/2016/12/introducing-containerd/)
Today, we announced that Docker is extracting a key component of its runtime, a part of the engine plumbing, and commits to donating it to an open foundation. containerd is designed to be less coupled, and easier to integrate with other tools sets. And it is being written and designed to address the requirements of the major cloud providers and container orchestration systems. Because we know a lot of Docker fans want to know how the internals work, we thought we would share the current state of containerd, how it fits in the Docker platform and the container ecosystem and the plan for version 1.0.