Kubernetes has proven to be the most efficient way to run applications in the cloud. Moving from a VM-based application deployment model to orchestrated container-based deployment on Kubernetes has several advantages like improved developer productivity, reduction in outages due to human error, maximizing resource utilization to 80-90%, better resilience, lightning speed auto-scaling and faster time to market. But, adopting Kubernetes is more complex than one would expect. Kubernetes is a complex platform, so proper planning and upfront investment are required to leverage its benefits. During this session, we will discuss proven best practices for gaining the most out of your cloud infrastructure utilizing a Kubernetes-first strategy.