Over the course of next year, we expect NFV to continue its penetration within the CSP space. There is sufficient early success that momentum will continue to build. And while we are seeing challenges in deployment, ongoing issues with overall performance, orchestration and VNF onboarding, we are confident that CSPs and technology vendors alike will resolve these issues given sufficient time. Nevertheless, as NFV spreads beyond the Tier 1 CSPs worldwide, requirements and challenges will likely change, with an increased focus on ease of deployability, manageability and upgradability.
On the NFVI front, we expect 2018 to be the year where we see continued innovation as VMs and containers battle it out, as x86 and ARM jostle for relevance and dominance, and as the Edge reveals new requirements for new application workloads and innovative HCI platforms come to the market.