Enterprise IT organizations are wonderfully complicated and fascinatingly intricate things to behold. A dizzying number of moving pieces, all with sophisticated interactions and a variety of nervous systems that inform, command and control.
The promise of SDDC -- software-defined data centers -- is tantalizing: fully-programmable and orchestrateable functionality that easily spans across familiar functional silos: everything dynamic, everything software-based, everything transparent. Amazingly powerful concepts when fully considered.
But with great power comes great responsibility :)
Will we use our new-found capabilities to simply recreate familiar workflows, or entirely re-envision how we do things? Will we converge familiar functions and tasks into brand-new processes and control points?
You can see the beginnings of this starting to happen in today's devops discussions, but there's much, much more to be considered before long.