When Web Assembly was created it was supposed to be a compile target, where you could compile your favorite programming language and then execute it inside of a web browser. This made it possible for developers to choose a programming language like C++ for compute intensive applications. Fermyon...
If you are a company with a large pool of physical servers, and compute resources sitting in the data center, and you want to use them efficiently, one way to do that would be to virtualize them. Then you can use those smaller virtual compute resources to run whatever workloads you need. VMware is a