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Inc. Magazine Names Colo4Dallas Among America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies

September 25
16:06 2008

Web Hosting News – DALLAS – Colo4Dallas, a leading colocation service provider, announces that it has been ranked by Inc. as #590 on the magazine’s annual ranking of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the country. The company realized a 551% three-year growth rate from 2004 to 2007. The list is the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy – America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs. Taken as a whole, these companies represent the backbone of the U.S. economy.

In addition to its overall standing, Colo4Dallas ranked #27 in the “Top Businesses in Dallas-Fort-Worth-Arlington” category and #65 in the “Top Business Services” category. Paul VanMeter, Colo4Dallas president and chief technology officer, noted, “We are honored to be ranked among the most dynamic companies in the country. We owe our tremendous growth to the loyalty of our customers and the tireless efforts of our great team of technicians who support them.” With customers’ mission-critical data and computing applications housed at Colo4Dallas’ data centers, the company provides around the clock on-site staffing.

VanMeter also points to the increasing demand for dependable, high quality data center space as the driving force behind the company’s success. “Over the years, we’ve continued to invest in our facilities to ensure they are top notch in every way, from high density power, climate control, and security as well as plenty of space for our enterprise customers to grow as their businesses expand. We’ve always focused on quality, and it has paid off,” he added. In May 2008, Colo4Dallas completed the purchase of both its current headquarters at 3000 Irving Boulevard and the property situated immediately adjacent to it, 3004 Irving Boulevard, bringing the company’s total colocation space to approximately 106,000 square feet.

The 5000 companies that made Inc.’s list reported aggregate revenue of $185 billion and median three-year growth of 147 percent. Most important, the 2008 Inc. 5000 companies were engines of job growth, having created more than 826,033 jobs since those companies were founded. The 2008 Inc. 5000 list measures revenue growth from 2004 through 2007. To qualify, companies must be U.S.-based and privately held, for profit, independent – not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies – as of December 31, 2007, and have had at least $200,000 in revenue in 2004, and $2 million in 2007. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and a list of the fastest-growing companies that can be sorted by industry and region can be found at www.inc5000.com.

“Our second annual Inc. 5000 continues the most ambitious project in business journalism,” said Inc. 5000 Project Manager Jim Melloan. “The Inc. 5000 gives an unrivaled portrait of young, underreported companies across all industries doing fascinating things with cutting-edge business models, as well as older companies that are still showing impressive growth.”

Founded in 2000, Colo4Dallas 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. The company’s robust growth has prompted expansion of its data center space, which now includes over 106,000 square feet of secure, climate-controlled space at three facilities.

About Colo4Dallas
Colo4Dallas is a leading provider of colocation services located in Dallas, Texas. Colo4Dallas operates three environmentally controlled and secure data centers totaling 106,000 square feet, and offers multi-homed connectivity from Level3, Internap, Time Warner Telecom, XO Communications, Abovenet and other quality providers. The company provides colocation services backed by high density power in a carrier neutral setting for an array of customers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area as well as businesses across the country and around the globe. SAS70 certified, Colo4Dallas offers customers a 100% service level agreement and around the clock support from trained, on-site technicians. In 2007, Colo4Dallas was named a winner of the Dallas 100™ Award by the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship at the SMU Cox School of Business. The award identifies and honors the 100 fastest growing privately held companies in the Dallas area. Visit www.colo4dallas.com or call 214.630.3100 x130 for information.

About Inc.com
Inc.com, the daily resource for entrepreneurs, delivers how-to guides, advice, tools, breaking news, and rich multi-media to help business owners and CEOs start, run, and grow their businesses. Inc.com offers dynamic marketing solutions to help advertisers effectively reach Inc.com’s audience of business leaders. Visit http://www.inc.com.

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