Successful enterprises need new customer experiences and methods of engagement to grow their business. These innovative experiences are increasingly built on a foundation of software defined technology. VMware, Intel and their partners have combined to deliver mature SDDC solutions that enable control and transparency with hardware-assisted security for regulated applications, next generation application development and accelerated the migration of mission critical workloads to private cloud and hybrid cloud models. They also reduce both CAPx and OPX costs increasing operational reliability and reduction of cyber risk. This session delivers best practices for enabling developer innovation and operational efficiency. It showcases how hardware-based security and SDDC environments provide data and application boundary control and protection, as well as compliance against the security controls and requirements. It reviews multiple practical strategies to modernize the existing application environment while providing the critical elements to build next generation applications that developers and customers actually want to use.