NFV Research Forward-thinking industry leaders dissect the network functions virtualization (NFV) technology in the NFV research briefs listed below. You’ll find in-depth studies on the NFV advances and its impact on 5G, cloud computing, containers, software-defined networking (SDN), and more. Research Briefs Software-Defined and Cloud-Native Foundations for 5G Networks AvidThink (formerly SDxCentral Research) has put together a research brief that explains the infrastructure changes required, and the role that software-defined and cloud-native technologies will play in the 5G world, including supporting network slicing. Research Brief: Successful Hardware Strategies for a Software-dominated World Download a copy of this research brief aimed at providing NEPs and SIs with a practical guide on how to add value to customers with innovative hardware strategies in a software-centric world, and how differentiation can be achieved in the face of commoditization. Research Brief: Achieving Success in Modern Network Automation This Research Brief from AvidThink is aimed at providing enterprises and service providers with a view of the challenges in modern networking, and detailed strategies on how to overcome them by laying the right foundation for network automation.