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Why you should upgrade your Java in Containers Right Now By Ben Evans

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Abstract:
Research by New Relic shows that roughly 62% of production Java workloads in 2021 are run in containers. However, a majority of containerized Java workloads are still running Java 8 — a version that is suboptimal for containers and will not ever have those problems fixed.

This talk is a no-nonsense journey through the main reasons why Java 8 is no longer an acceptable solution — primarily for container deployments but the lessons are applicable more generally.

About Ben:
Ben Evans is an author, speaker, consultant and educator. He is currently Lead Architect for Instrumentation at New Relic and serves on the Eclipse Adoptium Steering Committee. He was a co-founder of jClarity, a performance tools startup acquired by Microsoft. He served for 6 years on the Java Community Process Executive Committee, helping define new Java standards. He is a Java Champion, 3-time JavaOne Rockstar Speaker and the Java Track Lead (commissioning editor) at InfoQ.

Ben is author of "Optimizing Java", the new editions of “Java in a Nutshell” and the recently-updated “The Well-Grounded Java Developer”. Ben is a regular speaker and educator on topics such as the Java platform, systems architecture, performance and concurrency at companies and conferences all over the world.

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