End user community

Join the vendor-neutral community of cloud native practitioners

The CNCF end user community is a vendor-neutral group of more than 145 organizations using cloud native technologies to build their products and services. These experienced practitioners help power CNCF’s end user-driven open source ecosystem, steering production experience and accelerating cloud native project growth.

Welcome to the newest CNCF end users

Airbnb (supporter)Allianz Direct (member)American Express (member)Argyle Systems (supporter)Blizzard (supporter)Celonis (supporter)Citi (member)DataGalaxy (supporter)Dave (supporter)HiTRUST (supporter)

Explore the benefits in joining the cloud native end user community

Navigate the cloud native ecosystem

Connect with peers facing similar challenges and share adoption strategies for cloud native tooling

Recruit top engineering talent

Position your organization to attract outstanding engineers through CNCF’s events, sponsorships and training

Optimize your open source strategy

Maximize open source investment through strategic alignment with Linux Foundation leadership and legal bodies

Pick a membership level to suit your organization:

Supporter

  • Private mailing list and calls to meet other cloud native end users
  • Unlimited Virtual KubeCon tickets
  • 5 KubeCon in-person tickets (2 tickets for organization with <300 employees)
  • 5 Linux Foundation Training coupons
  • End User Recruiting Booth at KubeCon ($7k instead of $21k)
  • Exclusive CNCF End User Lounge live streams

$4,500

$1,800 (<300 employees)

Silver Member

  • Everything included in Supporter, plus:
  • Linux Foundation Silver Membership
  • Run for Governing Board
  • 2 online programs a quarter to build thought leadership (on-demand, YouTube, live streams)
  • A total of 10 KubeCon in-person tickets
  • 15-seat Linux Foundation Training subscription (worth $7.5k)
  • A total of 10 Linux Foundation Training coupons
  • Access to the TODO Group to meet other open source organizations

$7,000-$50,000

Gold Member

  • Everything included in Silver, plus:
  • KubeCon keynote mention upon joining
  • Personalized press release upon joining
  • Quarterly executive engagement with CNCF leadership team
  • 4 online programs a quarter (on-demand, YouTube, live streams) to build thought leadership

Up to $120,000

Annually

Platinum Member

  • Everything included in Gold, plus:
  • Board seat on CNCF Governing Board
  • Exec invite to join a KubeCon keynote upon joining
  • Personalized executive engagement from CNCF leadership team
  • Guidance on open source strategy - e.g. donating a project, running an open source program office
  • Recruiting recommendations and DE&I guidance
  • Personalized executive engagement from LF leadership team
  • Exclusive live webinars with CNCF online programs

$370,000

Minimum 3-year commitment

End users are organizations that use cloud native technologies internally and do not sell any cloud native services externally. This excludes vendors, consultancies, training partners, telcos.

Note: CNCF does not offer individual memberships.

Explore the benefits of the end user community in more detail.

Got a question? Contact us to speak about your membership options.

Organizations across the world trust CNCF projects

Seagate

3 million Hi-res images analyzed each day

August 30, 2021

How Seagate runs Real-time Analytics at the Edge

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Aegon Life India

Hours to minutes, with zero downtime Deployment time

August 27, 2021

How Aegon Life India leveraged Cloud Native Technologies to transform into a leading digital service company 

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Entain

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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Elkjøp

80% Reduction in hosting costs

June 23, 2021

Nordic retail giant's Kubernetes & Linkerd-based platform reduced hosting costs by 80%

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End user representatives

Katie Gamanji

Ecosystem Advocate

Sailing open-source tooling and supporting the community as an Ecosystem Advocate

Pronouns: she/her

Alena Prokharchyk

Apple

Alena is a Software Engineer at Apple. She drives the architecture and implementation of Kubernetes and CNCF technologies within Apple’s cloud infrastructure team. Alena has more than 10 years of experience developing…

Dave Zolotusky

Platform Engineer at Spotify

Dave is an engineer in Spotify’s Platform team, where his focus has been core infrastructure, the data platform, and Spotify’s use of cloud services

Ricardo Rocha

CERN

Ricardo is a Computing Engineer in the CERN cloud team focusing on containerized deployments, networking and more recently machine learning platforms. He has led for several years the internal effort to transition…

Erin Boyd

Apple

I have been an active member of the TOC as a contributor from it’s inception. I have led and participated discussions on how to improve the impact of the CNCF through the…