Generally available: Containerd support for Windows in AKS
Published date: 19 January, 2022
Containerd is an industry-standard container runtime. Using containerd enhances pod creation speed as well as stability. Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS) now supports containerd for Windows server containers. This is available for Kubernetes version 1.20 and higher.
With the general availability of Windows containerd support in AKS, Windows customer now have the ability to run production workloads on containerd. This also means that from Kubernetes 1.23 containerd will be the only support runtime for Windows workloads, as it is on Linux.