Workloads are expanding beyond just leveraging virtualization. Big Data and analytics are requiring new approaches to infrastructure and IoT is blurring the lines of where data is generated and processed. IT teams are choosing the optimal infrastructure architecture to accommodate this application diversity but that can create silos, complex management models, and a lack of visibility and control.
There is a desire to automate deployment of VMs and containers through the use of Workflow orchestration, Terraform Services, and Ansible. Furthermore, workload optimization needs to be used to right-size resource requirements.