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.


Kubernetes is an enabler for SRE; therefore, it is an elevated Ops when it comes to SRE. When managing infrastructure applications in the cloud or on-premises, SRE can offer a different perspective depending on how the software is defined. So, take the VMs, containers, or load balancers you require while hosting an application or app and achieve software-defined scalability. When considered from the perspective of a software developer, the correct tools and codes to connect everything and leverage the apps for Infrastructure, as well as the various cloud providers, can bring observability together. This will assist you in intelligently raising your operations through self-healing or self- Auto-healing. In addition, you may use observability to correct something as quickly as possible if something goes wrong.


Kubernetes is an open-source project that is second only to Linux in terms of orchestration. When you want to run your apps or workloads in containers, one of the most efficient ways is to do it in the cloud, either on-premises or in the public cloud. So, when it comes to Kubernetes, the life cycle of the containers, routing traffic and ensuring that everything is functioning effectively and correctly so that there is adequate scalability.


The platform has become popular as it provides several advantages:

Increasing agility

The versatility of Kubernetes, combined with the vibrant and innovative cloud-native community at its core, has created a reliable foundation for infrastructure delivery, enabling the development of a spectrum of application platforms that can be facilitated consistently in the cloud or within the walls of a data center. These new application platforms serve as the link that makes the intrinsic value Kubernetes provides at the infrastructure level easy to work with and productive for developers, regardless of whether they want a platform as a service experience, a function-based or event-driven model for their workload needs, or a raw container to create custom software.

Increased productivity

One of the most beneficial aspects of adopting Kubernetes is that the platform enables you to improve business productivity. You may boost productivity and drive outcomes since it removes the need for most manual processes. Kubernetes automates multiple procedures, increasing the efficiency of your business.

Cost reduction

The attainable cost efficiencies and savings were one of the first and most popular reasons for migrating to Kubernetes. Kubernetes has resulted in significant cost reductions for organizations with varying demand and scalability difficulties. Kubernetes’ autoscaling capabilities allow businesses to scale up and down the number of resources they require in real-time. When used with a flexible cloud provider, Kubernetes can efficiently utilize the precise amount of resources needed at any given time.

Multi-cloud capability

Another advantage of adopting Kubernetes is that you can finally abandon conventions and use multi-cloud capabilities. For example, workloads might be kept in a single cloud or distributed across many platforms. As a consequence, you may strengthen your Infrastructure. Furthermore, you may take advantage of each cloud platform’s most significant features, thereby cutting your total expenditures.


Autoscaling is one of the Kubernetes’ most talked-about and critical features. Companies may use Kubernetes to scale up and down based on actual demand. Kubernetes supports three autoscaling options:

Horizontal Pod Autoscaler (HPA), also known as scaling out, will automatically scale the number of pods accessible based on resource utilization.

Vertical Pod Autoscaler (VPA), often known as scaling up, may automatically modify the CPU and RAM for existing computers.

Significantly, Cluster Autoscaler can automatically scale up the number of nodes when pods cannot scale further, up to the maximum capacity of the node pool.

Autoscaling is critical for end-user performance as well as the accounting department. In addition, Autoscaling is a practical approach to operating workloads that can result in significant cost savings.


Deploying Kubernetes includes identifying and analyzing possible risks and problems and assessing solutions. Some of the most notable Kubernetes challenges are listed here.

  • Finding and managing container images
  • Hardening the container images & configuration 
  • Building an automation pipeline to containerize your applications 
  • Migrating legacy applications 
  • Finding the right talent to align with your goals and timeline 
  • Having the right security posture 
  • Managing the network complexity
  • Organizing data 
  • Achieving high availability & disaster recovery 
  • Identifying the right tools 
  • Implementing adequate controls


Kubernetes is an ideal choice for ensuring continuous delivery while being agile. Moreover, a business must recognize how DevOps and the continued development process contribute to a better end-user experience.

Altogether, Kubernetes has transformed how applications are designed, deployed, and released by delivering what is essential. However, employing Kubernetes is a nuisance, and a company should evaluate the requirements and obstacles while adopting this platform.

Cloud Control Solutions has co-hosted a webinar with Maxima Consulting on “REDUCING CLOUD COSTS USING KUBERNETES.” This session will show you how to deploy a Kubernetes cluster and orchestrate containers. In addition, you will learn how Kubernetes may help you reduce your TCO by 30% and the other benefits of adopting Kubernetes in the cloud.