This whitepaper explores the adoption of open source technologies, specifically focusing on containers and the Kubernetes platform. It highlights the benefits of using containers, such as standardization, portability, and improved resource management. The paper then delves into Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS) and provides best practices for working with AKS or migrating workloads to AKS. It emphasizes the importance of right-sizing containers and clusters, implementing readiness and liveness probes, and ensuring high availability for applications. The document also covers aspects like platform testing, assessment, and configuration considerations. The whitepaper concludes by discussing HCL's differentiators and how their expertise can simplify the journey to AKS, offering benefits such as reduced effort and faster time-to-market.