Green Cloud Technologies (“Green Cloud”), a cloud technology solutions provider, was included in Inc. 5000’s 37th annual list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies for three consecutive years. Founded in 2011 by successful entrepreneurs from Greenville, SC, Green Cloud is one of the largest independent channel-only cloud IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) providers in the country that sells cloud infrastructure products through channel partners. Achieving a three-year sales growth rate of 407 percent, Green Cloud offers its partners an uncommon level of support through a culture of innovation, teamwork and collaboration.
“Being a part of Inc. 5000 is validation that our powerful, scaleable cloud solutions and partner enablement services are helping our partners grow and innovate,” said Keith Coker, CEO and Co-Founder of Green Cloud. “Creating a business model that is completely focused on building partner networks and providing our channel partners with world-class servers, backup and recovery solutions is the driving force behind everything we do.”
“Green Cloud is a perfect example of what successful, fast-growing innovators can achieve with the right sales, service delivery and support processes in place,” says DIG SOUTH CEO, Stanfield Gray. “Being included in Inc. 5000 is an impressive achievement and something that each of the 54 South Carolina-based companies recognized in the 2018 list should be very proud of.” “If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “The lines of business may come and go, or come and stay. What doesn’t change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives.”
Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000. Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2018 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 538.2 percent and a median rate of 171.8 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for 664,095 jobs over the past three years. 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 at www.inc.com/inc5000.
About Green Could Technologies Green Cloud Technologies “Green Cloud” delivers customized cloud solutions and services through Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and Value-Added Resellers (VARs) so that they can successfully design, build and deliver cloud infrastructure for businesses. Founded in 2011 by C-level industry veterans, Green Cloud is one of the largest independent channel-only cloud IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) providers in the country, with data centers in Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC, Houston, TX, Minneapolis, MN, Nashville, TN and Phoenix, AZ. Green Cloud also offers backup and disaster recovery solutions as well as DaaS (Desktop-as-a-Service) to give partners complete business solutions to serve large and small businesses. In 2016, 2017 and 2018, Green Cloud was included in Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies. Headquartered in Greenville, SC, Green Cloud was named the #1 SC Fastest Growing Company in 2015, and Energage named the company as a “Top Workplace” in SC in 2017 and 2018. Learn more at www.gogreencloud.com and follow the company on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn at @GreenCloudTech.
Methodology The 2018 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2014 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2014. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2017. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2014 is $100,000; the minimum for 2017 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 http://www.inc.com/inc5000.
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