NVGRE: Network Virtualization using Generic Routing Encapsulation

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Authors Murari Sridharan  , Kenneth Duda  , Ilango Ganga  , Albert Greenberg  , Geng Lin  , Mark Pearson  , Patricia Thaler  , Chait Tumuluri  , Yu-Shun Wang 
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We describe a framework for policy-based, software controlled network virtualization to support multitenancy in public and private clouds using Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE). The framework outlined in this document can be used by cloud hosters, enterprise data centers and enables seamless migration of workloads between public and private clouds. This document is focused on the data plane aspects of the NVGRE framework.


Murari Sridharan (muraris@microsoft.com)
Kenneth Duda (kduda@aristanetworks.com)
Ilango Ganga (ilango.s.ganga@intel.com)
Albert Greenberg (albert@microsoft.com)
Geng Lin (geng_lin@dell.com)
Mark Pearson (mark.pearson@hp.com)
Patricia Thaler (pthaler@broadcom.com)
Chait Tumuluri (chait@emulex.com)
Yu-Shun Wang (yushwang@microsoft.com)

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