Infrastructure as a Service (Community Cloud)

The ARC-P Community cloud service provides for physical or virtual machines, as well as other resources. ARC-P is a KVM based cloud system and assures interoperability and support for multiple hypervisor images. Agency virtualized images can be imported and exported from the ARC-P environment at agency request. ARC-P can support large numbers of agency virtual machines with the ability to scale services up and down according to agency customers' varying requirements. ARC-P IaaS offers additional resources such as a virtual-machine disk image library, raw (block) and file-based storage, firewalls, load balancers, IP addresses, virtual local area networks (VLANs), and software bundles. ARC-P IaaS supplies elastic compute resources on-demand from ARC-P compute pools installed in our CONUS only data centers. For agency wide-area connectivity, agencies can use either the Internet or carrier clouds (dedicated virtual private networks).

Agencies can deploy their applications, ARC-P cloud users can install operating-system images and their application software on the cloud infrastructure. In unmanaged ARC-P cloud user patches and maintains the operating systems and the application software, in partially and fully managed ARC-P Autonomic will perform these duties for agencies. ARC-P prices and sells its’ IaaS services on a utility computing basis: cost reflects the amount of resources allocated and consumed.

Unique Features of ARC-P Community IaaS Cloud

  • Community or Dedicated Private Cloud Services
  • Community and Private Fully FedRAMP accredited
  • Full HSPD-12 Single Sign on capabilities for CAC/PIV card integration
  • Active/Hot Redundant CONUS only datacenters
  • All support personnel carry DoD clearances (secret minimum)
  • Conversion of our existing premise virtual images into and out of ARC-P
  • Multiple service modalities – unmanaged, partially, fully managed
  • Continuous monitoring services available
  • Multiple contract access including GSA 8a STARS II
  • Full line of software available on utility based pricing models


Additional Info

Utilizing the latest Intel Technology can increase your performance.

ARC-P’s Cloud performance has increased by 96% from using the Generation 2 Intel® Xeon™ Processors to Generation 5 Intel Xeon Processors (Cloud Spectator, LLC). These numbers were derived from the Generation 2 to the Generation 5 performance of floating point math, physics test, intergear math, compression and encryption.

Getting better performance by using the latest technology just makes sense. That’s why ARC-P delivers the benefits of the latest Intel® Technology without you having to pay more. That’s performance you can trust to drive business.


  • More computing power with adaption to spikes in your workload.
  • Fast encryption with Intel® Data Protection Technology (with Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions [AES-NI]
  • Excellent technical computing performance with Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions


  • Pervasive encryption by reducing the associated performance penalties with Intel® Data Protection Technology (with Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI).
  • Protection on the OS from escalation of privileged attacks with Intel® Platform Protection Technology (with OS Guard).
  • Visibility, control, and compliance by ensuring your cloud workloads run on trusted compute pools , enabled by using Intel® Platform Protection Technology (with Trusted Execution Technology [TXT]
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Community Cloud Security

December 2012
DoD Provisional Authorization 
April 2013

Delivery Model

Partially Managed
Fully Managed

Contracts Available

(Cloud services and integration services)

GSA – IaaS
(Cloud services)

DOI – Foundation Cloud
(Available to all civilian & DoD agencies)