DALLAS – August 12, 2009 – Colo4, a leading colocation service provider, announces that it has been ranked by Inc. as #555 on the magazine's exclusive annual ranking of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the country. In addition to its overall standing, Colo4 ranked #19 in the "Top Businesses in Dallas-Fort-Worth-Arlington" category and #68 in the nationwide "Top IT Services" category.
Paul VanMeter, Colo4 president and chief technology officer, noted, "We are honored to once again be ranked among the most dynamic companies in the country. We owe our continuing growth to the loyalty of our customers and dedication of our great team of technicians and staff who support them." With customers' mission-critical data and computing applications housed at Colo4's data centers, the company provides around the clock on-site monitoring and remote hands support for customers around the globe.
VanMeter also cites the increasing demand for reliable, top quality data center space and high density power as a driving force behind the company's success. "Over the years, we've continued to invest in the infrastructure of our facility, from our power capacity to our network, and this has benefited both our company and our customers."
The Inc. 5000 list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy-America's independent-minded entrepreneurs. Consumer electronics maker Vizio, Internet giant GoDaddy, rental car service Zipcar, and beverage maker Honest Tea are among the prominent brands featured on this year's list. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found on Inc.com.
"Savvy trend spotters and those who invest in private companies know that the Inc. 5000 is the best place to find out about young companies that are achieving success through a wide variety of unprecedented business models, as well as older private companies that are still expanding at an impressive rate," said Inc. 5000 project manager Jim Melloan. "That's why our list is so eagerly anticipated every year."
The 2009 Inc. 5000, serves as a unique report card on the U.S. economy. Despite the ongoing recession, aggregate revenue among the companies on the list actually increased to $214 billion, up $29 billion from last year, with a median three-year growth rate of 126 percent. The Inc. 5000 are responsible for creating more than 1 million jobs since their founding, making the list perhaps the best example of the impact private, fast-growing companies can have on the economy.
Founded in 2000, Colo4 is a SAS70 certified provider that serves a diverse customer base including enterprise customers, businesses in the financial, health care and technology sectors as well as Web hosting providers and interactive media companies. Colo4's robust growth has prompted expansion of its data center space, which includes over 68,000 square feet of secure, climate-controlled space.