Software is taking over the data center, resulting in drastically different architectures that offer greater speed and flexibility. At the same time, cloud services offer the ability to offload workloads to providers with bigger and better facilities. Taking advantage of these technologies, IT pros have an unprecedented opportunity to reevaluate the way they design, build, and operate their data centers. This track presents independent experts who can help IT pros understand, operationalize and manage virtualization and cloud and extend their benefits across the enterprise. It will also examine the upsides and downsides of technologies like containers and hyperconvergence and how they can be implemented to support their data center's business needs.