End User Community

CNCF’s End User Community is made up of 140+ top companies and startups that are committed to accelerating the adoption of cloud native technologies and improving the deployment experience.

Dave Zolotusky of Spotify and Alena Prokharchyk of Apple are the End User Community representatives to the Technical Oversight Committee.

For an overview of benefits, see our CNCF End User Community overview presentation. Available in English and Chinese.

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Non-profit Academic Supporter (0-299 employees) Supporter (300+ employees) Silver Gold Platinum
Annual membership dues $500 $1000 $1800 $4500 Silver fee scale $120,000 $370,000 with 3 year commitment
Private Mailing List
Private Calls
Private Event at KubeCon
Blog and case study submission
$7k KubeCon Recruiting booth
Virtual KubeCon tickets Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
KubeCon in-person tickets 0 0 2 5 10 10 10
Linux Foundation Training 0 0 5 coupons 5 coupons 15 seats subscription + 10 coupons 15 seats subscription + 10 coupons 15 seats subscription + 10 coupons
Online programs 2 activities a quarter (on-demand, YouTube, livestream) 4 activities a quarter (on-demand, YouTube, livestream) 4 activities a quarter (on-demand, YouTube, livestream, live webinar)
Run for Governing Board Automatic Seat
Executive engagement Quarterly Personalized

Here’s who has joined us:

“Joining CNCF as an end user community member gives us the ability to participate in conversations. Those lead to the ability to participate in the technical oversight committee which defines the future direction of the project and that’s very important for us to have a voice.“


The CNCF End User Community can help organizations to:

1) Navigate the ecosystem

Companies need to understand how to navigate cloud native and open source.

  • Find support from peers
  • Collaborate on best practices and shared challenges
  • Meet project maintainers

Engage with peers

  • Free tickets to KubeCon
  • Developer Experience SIG
  • Finance, Telecom User Groups
  • End User Partner Summit

Engage with projects

  • End User Feedback Forum

2) Recruit engineering talent

Share your journey and technical stack with the CNCF community to help recruiting.

Engineers are attracted by open source, modern tooling and interesting challenges.


  • CNCF case studies, blog posts, webinars

At KubeCon CloudNativeCon

  • Sponsor an end user booth
  • Get assistance with CfPs
  • Media and analyst meetings

3) Strategic alignment with CNCF

For companies who rely on cloud native for core business.

Get strategic alignment with CNCF for leadership and legal, and run an open source program office.


  • Run for TOC and Governing Board

Linux Foundation

  • Open Source Program Office
  • Attend Legal Summit, Open Source Leadership Summit

“We’ve spoken at multiple conferences about our use of CNCF projects, including successes and our failures. We host meetups in New York and Stockholm, employ a CNCF ambassador, and are publishing a case study with CNCF on our Kubernetes use.”

– Spotify

Choose your membership level:

End User Supporter


($1,800 < 300 employees)


End User Member

$500 – $370,000

(Silver, Gold, Platinum)


Either option includes five tickets to KubeCon every year

(Two tickets if less than 300 employees)

Training Benefits for End Users

End User Supporters receive five 100% off coupon codes – a value of up to $2,500 – for any eLearning class, certification exam, or eLearning + Certification exam “bundle” in the Training and Certification Catalog. 

End User Members receive a 15-Seat Starter Pack Subscription to eLearning and certification – a $7,500 value. This means that 15 employees will be able to tap into unlimited access to the entire eLearning catalog and one certification exam for one year. (note: benefit requires member to fully execute and sign the standard Master Training & Certification Agreement.)

For easy reference, please take a look at the Linux Foundation eLearning Catalog and Linux Foundation Certification Catalog.

Become a member

If your company or organization would like to join, choose your option below. If you have questions and want to speak to someone, please get in touch.