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 140 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.

Cloud native powers radical agility at Europe’s leading online fashion platform

"We wanted to be part of the Kubernetes community to benefit from added velocity, reduced cost, and alignment on best practices."

— Jai Chakrabarti, Director of Engineering, Infrastructure and Operations at Spotify

Simplicity and Stability: how Harbor enables image authorization, authentication and access control for China’s largest retailer.

"The Kubernetes community is a huge asset to the platform."

— Alena Prokharchyk, Software Engineer, Apple

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 your membership level to suit your organisation:

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

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.

Welcome to the newest CNCF end users

Airbnb (supporter)Citi (member)DataGalaxy (supporter)HiTRUST (supporter)Huifu Payment Limited (supporter)Jiangxi Yumin Bank (member)MyFitnessPal (supporter)NielsenIQ (supporter)Peloton Interactive (member)Peritus.ai (supporter)

End user representatives

Cheryl Hung

VP of Ecosystem

Katie Gamanji

Ecosystem Advocate

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

Alena Prokharchyk

(Apple) TOC from an End User organization

Dave Zolotusky

(Spotify), End User appointed TOC

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), End User appointed TOC

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), TOC from an End User organization

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…