It’s clear that NFV/VNF frameworks will enable CSPs and enterprise IT to work more collaboratively. Historically, whenever there’s a conversation concerning outsourcing of network services there’s always been a lot of tension between enterprise IT organizations and service providers. But as 5G mobile computing and IoT applications increasingly push application code to the edge, it’s clear enterprise IT organizations will be more dependent on service providers than ever. The good news is that as VNFs and NFV proliferate, a lot visibility and capabilities will be provided at the network level. That in turn should make enterprise IT organizations more comfortable with service providers that are rapidly evolving into strategic business partners. Naturally, that transformation of the relationship between service providers and enterprise IT organization is not going to occur overnight. But each new VNF that gets developed is one more step in the right direction.