SAN JOSE, Calif. - December 2, 1997 - Cisco Systems, Inc. today announcedthat ARCO (Atlantic Richfield Company), an international energy company,has selected Cisco as strategic supplier for its network infrastructure.The network is expected to deliver cost-effective communications to ARCOsites worldwide while providing ubiquitous services and collaborativecomputing necessary to meet ARCO's growth agenda.
Equipment is expected to include a broad range of Catalyst. 5000Enterprise LAN switches, StrataCom. WAN switches, Cisco 7000 seriesrouters, AS5200 remote access servers, Cisco network management toolsincluding NetSys, and Cisco's highly secure, high-performance PIXFirewall.
"The network plays a leveraging role in all facets of our business, and wewanted a single vendor that could provide an end-to-end solution," saidMike Stevenson, ARCO's Manager of global network services. "Cisco had thebroadest product and service offering available in the market today, andthey convinced us that a mutually beneficial partnership could be forged tohelp us meet the expectations of our various business units."
"Building on our relationship with ARCO through common vision, planning andexecution exemplifies the model for building next-generation enterprisenetworks," said Jayshree Ullal, vice president of marketing for Cisco'sEnterprise Line of Business. "As networks grow more complex andapplications more critical to everyday business, it will be increasinglyimportant to align with customers and provide the total solution."
Los Angeles-based ARCO (NYSE: ARC) is focused on oil and gas exploration,production, transportation and marketing. It is the second-largest oilproducer in Alaska, a major chemical manufacturer through its 84 percentownership of ARCO Chemical Company, and the leading marketer of gasoline onthe U.S. West Coast with more than 1,700 service stations. ARCO is alsoactive in China, Russia, Algeria, Indonesia, Venezuela, the U.K. North Seaand the Middle East.
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