Case studies

CNCF end users are telling their stories to help elevate the technical conversations to business objectives and challenges. These are real-world use cases about the impact cloud native projects are having on their business. Click through to read how our end users have used cloud native technologies and CNCF projects to help their business.

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300 microservices hosted

July 15, 2021

How a Global Sports Betting and Gaming Company Realized 10x Throughput While Driving Down Costs – Powered by Linkerd

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NuLab Offices


6x Faster deployments

August 5, 2020

How the productivity software company Nulab boosted its own productivity with microservices and Kubernetes

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90 Microservices

June 5, 2020

How cloud native technology helps Mux simplify online video streaming

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3x Increase in deployments

December 4, 2019

How Kubernetes has been ‘transformational’ to productivity and culture at uSwitch

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2x Production load

November 8, 2019

To support ‘immense scaling,’ HubSpot turns to Vitess for sharding and automation

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88% MTTR improvement

October 22, 2019

With cloud native, Intuit brings ‘lightning fast’ deployment to thousands of developers

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August 28, 2019

How gRPC is enabling Salesforce’s unified interoperability strategy

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2x Reduction in MTTR

August 15, 2019

Linkerd is Apester’s ‘safety net’ against cascading failure from forgotten timeouts

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3x Improvement in CPU utilization

June 27, 2019

How Spotify increased velocity replacing home-grown orchestration with Kubernetes

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99.999% Availability

April 11, 2019

Nokia: Enabling 5G and DevOps at a telecom company with Kubernetes

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1600 Deployments weekly

March 26, 2019

How AppDirect supported the 10x growth of its engineering staff with Kubernetes

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280% Increase in deployment efficiency

March 14, 2019

How NetEase leverages Kubernetes to support internet business worldwide

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70% Cost savings

February 20, 2019

VSCO: How a mobile app saved 70% on its EC2 bill with cloud native

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Qihoo 360

January 17, 2019

Qihoo 360 Technology’s search for greater efficiency leads to cloud native

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15% Increase in developer productivity

December 10, 2018

PingCAP bets on cloud native for its TiDB database platform

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99% Reduction of configuration code

December 4, 2018

How Netflix increased developer productivity and defeated the thundering herd with gRPC

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The New York Times

99% Reduction in deployment time

July 5, 2018

The New York Times: From print to the web to cloud native

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Capital One

75% Reduction in costs

July 5, 2018

Capital One: Supporting fast decisioning applications with Kubernetes

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Northwestern Mutual

500+ Deployments per year

June 30, 2018

Cloud native at Northwestern Mutual

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June 25, 2018

OpenAI: Launching and scaling up experiments, made simple

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