End User Community

CNCF’s End User Community is growing and made up of 140+ top companies and startups that are committed to accelerating the adoption of cloud native technologies and improving the deployment experience. Jeff Brewer of Intuit and Katie Gamanji of American Express are the End User representatives to the Technical Oversight Committee.

View case studies from end users

Here’s who has joined us!

The CNCF End User Community helps organizations to:

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

“We actively engage in teaching and outreach of Cloud Native concepts within the Academic and Research communities. We are working on integrating those methods into student programs to get them learning them earlier in their education.”

Engage with peers

  • 5 free tickets to KubeCon (2 if less than 300 employees)
  • Developer Experience SIG
  • Finance, Telecom User Groups
  • End User Partner Summit

Engage with projects

  • End User Feedback Forum

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.

“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.”


  • CNCF case studies, blog posts, webinars

At KubeCon CloudNativeCon

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

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.

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.


  • Run for TOC and Governing Board

Linux Foundation

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

Both to include five tickets to KubeCon annually

(two if less than 300 employees)


($1,800 < 300 employees)

$500 – $370,000

(Silver, Gold, Platinum)

The CNCF End User Community overview is available in English or Chinese:

Join Now!

If your company or organization would like to join now or receive more information, choose your option below.

If you want a document highlighting all the benefits, download the End User Member Benefits Guide.