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

Wayfair (member)Boeing (member)Prodigy Education (member)Volvo (supporter)Juni (supporter)Lockheed Martin (member)BMO - Bank of Montreal (member)FATMAP (supporter)MasterClass (supporter)Refinitiv (member)Bancolombia (member)Yahoo (supporter)DFDS (supporter)Porsche (supporter)DIRECTV (supporter)Morning Consult (supporter)

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

Person in a magnifying glass

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


Get started with CNCF as a supporting member:

  • 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)


$1,800 ( < 300 employees)


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 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


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
  • 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


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


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.

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Meet our End User representatives


Head of Ecosystem

Platform Engineer at Spotify