Martin Taylor, CTO at Metaswitch Networks, discusses the importance of a cloud-centric approach to software architecture and design for virtualized network functions (VNFs) in this archive of a livecast from NFV World Congress 2017 in San Jose. The interview delves into where the market is today with network functions virtualization (NFV) and what competitive advantages the visionaries are experiencing vs. fast followers in the market. Martin explains where the next wave of innovation may be for the network industry and how they are preparing for the future by containerizing their entire portfolio this year. He closes by explaining how Metaswitch drives performance and where the industry is with respect to delivering 5G. To learn more, visit www.Metaswitch.com.