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 150 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.

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“Wisdom of the Cloud” is our insightful CNCF End User Newsletter which will help you stay ahead of the curve while using cloud native technologies. Get regular updates on the latest trends, best practices, and upcoming events, all curated by industry experts. Join our ever-growing community of cloud enthusiasts and learn the secrets to optimizing your cloud-native journey.

Welcome to the newest CNCF end users

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Explore the benefits in joining the
cloud native end user community

Cloud ecosystem

Navigate the cloud
native ecosystem

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

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Recruit top
engineering talent

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

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Optimize your open
source strategy

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

Pick a membership level

Silver Member

Silver benefits include:

  • Linux Foundation Silver Membership
  • Private mailing list and access to end user-only calls, groups, and special events to connect with other cloud native end users
  • Run for Governing Board
  • Run for the End User Technical Advisory Board
  • 2 online programs a quarter to build thought leadership (on-demand, YouTube, live streams)
  • A total of 10 KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in-person tickets per year.
  • 15-seat annual Linux Foundation Training subscription (worth $7.5k) OR 10 Linux Foundation Training coupons. Additional terms apply. (Cannot be combined with any other membership training benefits.)
  • Access to the TODO Group to meet other open source organizations
  • End User Recruiting Booth at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon at Startup Level pricing

Gold Member

Everything included in Silver, plus:

  • KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 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
  • 50-seat annual Linux Foundation Training subscription OR 10 Linux Foundation Training coupons. Additional terms apply. (Cannot be combined with any other membership training benefits.)

Up to $120,000
annually

Platinum Member

Everything included in Gold, plus:

  • Board seat on CNCF Governing Board
  • Exec invite to join a KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 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.

Not Ready for Membership?
Consider Joining as an End User Supporter

End User Supporters are not Members, but can still participate in CNCF End User Programs and receive the following benefits:

  • Private mailing list and access to end user-only calls, groups, and special events to connect with other cloud native end users
  • Run for the End User Technical Advisory Board
  • 5 KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in-person tickets per year (2 tickets for organizations with <300 employees)
  • 5 Linux Foundation Training coupons
  • Private mailing list and access to end user-only calls, groups, and special events to connect with other cloud native end users
  • End User Recruiting Booth at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon at Startup Level pricing
FeesOrganization Size
$4,500 per year300+ employees
$1,800 per year<300 employees

End User Definition

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, and telcos.

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

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

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