The ARC-P 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. 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.