A customer’s ARC-P environment is comprised of logical network segments beginning with a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). The VPC is the top level network container and defines the IP subnet that will encompass the other subnetworks in a customer’s cloud environment. Once a VPC subnet range is defined, a customer can add virtual network tiers (private subnets). Tiers act as boundaries for network traffic and allow a customer to logically design their own unique network configuration using standard network design principles and addressing methods.
Customers can build complex network architectures complete with industry standard access control and zone-based policies, site-to-site and remote access VPN capabilities, full dynamic routing support and an array of other common network services.
Through the use of site-to-site and remote access VPN connections the ARC-P environment can become a transparent extension of existing on premise infrastructure allowing for deployment of hybrid solutions. This type of implementation provides increased flexibility for customers as they transition their services to the cloud and can be custom tailored to meet an array of application and business requirements.
Features and Benefits
- Customer Virtual Networks (CVNs) or network tiers are the building blocks of the customer network environment and are analogous in many ways to traditional VLANs.
- CVN’s can be configured to isolate internal network traffic or allow for access to and/or from a public facing Internet zone using a virtual network appliance (VNA) to provide edge connectivity for the environment.
- Full-featured, virtualized, stateful firewall options that include standard firewall functionality (ACLs, NAT, zone policies) as well as additional network services (DNS, NTP, dynamic routing.)
- Connectivity options on most virtualized appliances support standard site-to-site IPsec VPN tunnels as well as various remote access VPN options for end-users.
- The use of standards-based technologies allows for streamlined integration into existing systems and remote/on-premise environments.
- Enterprise-class virtual appliances and proven security technologies ensure that customer data is protected.
- Virtual network appliances (VNAs) take advantage of many of the benefits inherent to virtualization with flexible resource scaling and VM management to enable customers to adjust their network resources as they choose.
Network Guide Key
- Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
- Network Tier(s)
- Virtual Network Appliance (VNA)
- Public (or external) Internet Address
- Site-to-Site VPN Tunnel
- Remote Customer Public IP
- Remote Local Network
- Remote Access VPN Users
ARC-P is TIC compliant and can accommodate direct circuit connections from the agency to the ARC-P cloud.