Kata Containers is Apache 2 licensed software consisting of six components: Agent, Runtime, Proxy, Shim, Kernel and packaging of QEMU 2.11. It is designed to be architecture agnostic, run on multiple hypervisors and plug seamlessly into the containers ecosystem.
Kata Containers Integration with Kubernetes:
Hypervisor:Firecracker QEMU NEMU
Architecture support:X86_64 arch64 ppc64le s390x
Hardware support:Nvidia GPU FPGA QAT RDMA SRIO-V
Kata requires nested virtualization or bare metal. The Kata Containers runtime has a built-in command (kata-check) to determine if your host system is capable of running a Kata Container. Learn how to use kata-check.