Software-defined is not for the faint of hearts it is for organizations that are investing in the future, that want to build a robust, simple, and highly secured infrastructure and create growth through technology adoption.
VMware networking is definitely not a nightmare. But it can appear a little different from your traditional way of doing things.
They tell you it is faster, easy to implement, operate and manage. They tell you: it is virtualization in a box, the software-defined datacenter with servers, storage and networking abstraction; it is the new building block of infrastructure.
If I can take a snapshot of my system, why do I need backup? Or if I already have backup, why do you want me to archive?