init-snapshot VS containerd

Compare init-snapshot vs containerd and see what are their differences.

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init-snapshot containerd
4 72
146 12,112
0.0% 4.3%
0.0 9.8
over 1 year ago 5 days ago
Rust Go
MIT License Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of init-snapshot. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-15.


Posts with mentions or reviews of containerd. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-09-14.
  • Podman <-> Docker switch?
    3 projects | | 14 Sep 2022
    Why not give ContainerD / nerdctl a go. For the most part, you swap out the docker binary for nerdctl and most all the commands just work. And it supports compose
  • Installing Docker and a media stack (Plex, *arrs, download clients, elaborate script) [Text]
    13 projects | | 6 Sep 2022
    ### 5.2 update apt && install docker-ce (which will also install docker-ce-cli and
  • Migrating from dockershim to containerd
    2 projects | | 4 Sep 2022
    I just confirmed to make sure they haven't changed it, so I spun up a new 22.04 and installed containerd 1.6.8 from the binaries. You can run containerd config default for yourself -- the default is not systemd. I've seen people repeat this in several places, but it's simply not the case. If you install from the binaries from their documentation here: you will be missing the /etc/containerd/config.toml file, and if you generate it with the command above, you will not be using systemd for the cgroup driver -- and you will be hosed when you try to run k8s in that scenario, at least with 1.24 and newer.
  • Containerising a simple JavaScript application using Docker - Part 1
    4 projects | | 31 Aug 2022
    The images we are going to be building are of file type .Dockerfile however these are actually OCI images. OCI or open container initiative is an open source governance structure for creating open industry standards for container formats and runtimes. What this means is that you can any OCI formatted image is generally transportable to any container runtime supporting OCI and not just Docker so you could actually run your image using the containerd runtime or a runtime that supports OCI.
  • Can docker run on iPad with M1 chip?
    2 projects | | 28 Aug 2022
    If you want to follow the journey look at and
  • Install Docker in steamOS
    3 projects | | 26 Aug 2022
    containerd + nerdctl
  • Kubernetes Architecture Explained: Worker Nodes in a Cluster
    4 projects | | 8 Aug 2022
    containerd: An industry-standard container runtime with an emphasis on simplicity, robustness, and portability.
  • Hetzner has silently dropped support for FreeBSD
    3 projects | | 5 Aug 2022
    Initial Linuxulator support in containerd
  • Docker is dead?!? Podman - an alternative tool?
    12 projects | | 8 Jul 2022
    Example implementations of the container runtime interfaces in this context are dockershim (OCI wrapper for the original Docker Engine implementation, see this article), containerd (new implementation of Docker's container runtime interface (CRI)) and cri-o (implementation of the Kubernetes container runtime interface).
  • Introduction to Containers
    2 projects | | 26 Jun 2022
    Docker is just the first popular container engine. There's Podman, containerd, and other options now. There's also an old software called OpenVZ which is containerization that was specifically targeted to be make believe virtual machines.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing init-snapshot and containerd you can also consider the following projects:

cri-o - Open Container Initiative-based implementation of Kubernetes Container Runtime Interface

Moby - Moby Project - a collaborative project for the container ecosystem to assemble container-based systems

podman-compose - a script to run docker-compose.yml using podman

podman - Podman: A tool for managing OCI containers and pods.

colima - Container runtimes on macOS (and Linux) with minimal setup

sysbox - An open-source, next-generation "runc" that empowers rootless containers to run workloads such as Systemd, Docker, Kubernetes, just like VMs.

gvisor - Application Kernel for Containers


minikube - Run Kubernetes locally

kata-containers - Kata Containers version 2.x repository. 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.


kaniko - Build Container Images In Kubernetes