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Inc. Magazine Unveils 31st Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 500

Inc. magazine today ranked Varrow NO. 447 on its 31st annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, Jamba Juice, Zipcar, Clif Bar, Vizio, Oracle, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000.

“We are really honored to be listed on the Inc. 500 among so many great peers. Wow, I can remember our first Christmas party where we could all fit around a table for 10. Now we need a small auditorium for a company gathering. We give thanks to our employees and customers and partners that got us to where we are. We have a great team and we are having fun and learning new things every day. Thank you to Inc. for recognizing us,” says, Jeremiah Cook, Co-founder and CTO of Varrow.

The 2012 Inc. 500, unveiled in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 21 to November 15 and on Inc.com), is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. To make the cut, companies had to have achieved a staggering minimum of 770% in sales growth. The Inc. 500’s aggregate revenue is $15.7 billion, with a median three-year growth of 1,431 percent. The companies on this year's Inc. 500 employ more than 48,000 people and generated over 40,000 jobs in the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 500|5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/500.

"Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is,” says Inc. magazine Editor Eric Schurenberg.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000

Methodology

The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2011. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at www.inc.com/500.

About Varrow

Varrow provides world-class technology solutions through advanced consulting, design, and managed services from the industry’s most talented engineers. Our solution focus includes data storage management, virtualization, and disaster recovery. Varrow is certified at the highest datacenter level with Cisco, EMC and VMware. Varrow is vBlock certified, a certified Cisco Datacenter Networking and Storage partner and UCS Advanced Technology Partner, a Premier VMware partner, and has received the EMC Velocity Services Quality Award for four consecutive years. In 2010, 2011, and 2012 Varrow was named to UBM Channel’s Solution Provider 500 List (formerly Var500). Varrow was recognized for CRN Tech Elite 250 list, Inc. 500 for 2010, 2011, and 2012. In 2012 Varrow was ranked in the CRN Tech elite 250, was one of only 10 VMware Partners in the world to achieve Virtualizing Business Critical Applications (VBCA) Competency, and named the Architectural Excellence - Data Center Partner: South Region by Cisco. Also in 2012, Varrow was selected as one of 12 VMware Partners in North America to participate in the VMware View Focus Partner Program as well as being named the Top Technology Practice for Storage by CRN. Learn more about Varrow by visiting www.varrow.com.

About Inc.

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

About the Inc. 500|5000 Conference

Each year, Inc. and Inc.com celebrate the remarkable achievements of today’s entrepreneurial superstars—the privately held small businesses that drive our economy. The Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony brings together members of the Inc. community, both a new class of Inc. 500|5000 honorees and the list’s alumni, for three days of powerful networking, inspired learning, and momentous celebration. Please join us October 3–5, 2011, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information about the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony and to register, visit www.inc500conference.com or call 866-901-3205.

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