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Authors Luyuan Fang  , John Evans , David Ward  , Rex Fernando  , Ning So  , Nabil Bitar  , Maria Napierala 
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This document describes the architecture and solutions of using virtual Customer Edge (vCE) of BGP IP MPLS VPN. The solution is aimed at providing efficient service delivery capability through CE virtualization, and is especially beneficial in virtual Private Cloud (vPC) environments when extending IP MPLS VPN into tenant virtual Data Center containers. This document includes: BGP IP MPLS VPN virtual CE architecture; Control plane and forwarding options; Data Center orchestration processes; integration with existing WAN enterprise VPNs; management capability requirements; and security considerations. The solution is generally applicable to any BGP IP VPN deployment. The virtual CE solution is complementary to the virtual PE solutions. Today's data center's require multi-tenancy and mechanisms to establish overlay network connectivity. This document describes one approach to enabling data center network connectivity.


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