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Authors Luyuan Fang  , David Ward  , Rex Fernando  , Maria Napierala  , Nabil Bitar  , Dhananjaya Rao  , Bruno Rijsman 
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This document describes the architecture solutions for BGP/MPLS IP Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) with virtual Provider Edge (vPE) routers. It provides a functional description of the vPE control, forwarding, and management. The proposed vPE solutions support both the Software Defined Networks (SDN) approach which allows physical decoupling of the control and the forwarding, and the traditional distributed routing approach. A vPE can reside in any network or compute devices, such as a server as co-resident with the application virtual machines (VMs), or a Top-of-Rack (ToR) switch in a Data Center (DC) network.


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