Inc. Magazine Honors VeriCenter for 2nd Consecutive Year

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VeriCenter ranked in annual Inc. 500 as one of fastest-growing private U.S. companies.

VeriCenter, Inc. ( announced today that it has been honored as a 2006 Inc. 500 fastest-growing private company for the second year in a row, marking the distinction as a first for a managed services and infrastructure outsourcing company. As a leader in the industry, VeriCenter ranked No. 234 with a three-year growth rate of 544 percent.

“VeriCenter employees have made a concerted effort over the past year to fuel the company’s monumental growth with dedication and focus. It is extremely exciting for us to see VeriCenter rewarded with such a prestigious national honor,” said Gray Hall, CEO and president of VeriCenter. “Thousands of companies compete for the Inc. 500 ranking and it is highly competitive. The fact that we were honored two years in a row clearly distinguishes VeriCenter’s vision within the managed services and infrastructure outsourcing industry.”

VeriCenter acquired and successfully integrated Sprint Corporation’s enterprise managed hosting business, Sprint E|Solutions, in 2004, a move that coincided with the company’s consistent internal growth that led to the quadrupling of its customer base and number of employees. With a three-year growth rate of 626 percent, VeriCenter was honored to be recognized as an Inc. 500 company in 2005. The company has added more than 133 new companies to its diverse client list through the first half of 2006. Additionally, in May of 2006, Houston Business Journal named VeriCenter as one of the fastest growing small businesses in the greater Houston metropolitan area for the third consecutive year. The company has experienced 24 consecutive quarters of sequential sales growth.

The company’s distributed, high-availability data center network gives companies the ability to scale their enterprises through selective sourcing of IT infrastructure and managed services. As companies refocus resources on critical business issues, VeriCenter eases their technology concerns by providing secure enterprise hosting and on-demand IT services. The hosting market is expected to grow from $6 billion to $20 billion in the next four years, according to Gartner Research.

The 2006 Inc. 500, as revealed in the September issue of Inc., reported the most sizeable group of companies the magazine has ever compiled, with aggregate revenue of $19.7 billion, up from $16.5 billion last year and $12.9 billion in 2000. This year’s Inc. 500 companies were engines of job growth, having created more than 90,000 jobs since those companies were founded.

“If you want to find out which companies are going to change the world, look at the Inc. 500,” said Inc. Editor Jane Berentson. “These are the most innovative, dynamic, fast-growth companies in the nation, the ones coming up with solutions to some of our most intractable ills, creating systems that let us conduct business faster and easier, and manufacturing products we soon discover we can’t live without. The Inc. 500 list is Inc. Magazine’s tribute to American business ingenuity and ambition.”

Inc. 500 Methodology

The 2006 Inc. 500 list measures revenue growth from 2002 through 2005. To qualify, companies must be U.S.-based, privately held independent – not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies – as of December 31, 2005, and have at least $600,000 in net sales in the base year.

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Inc., the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, delivers real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. It provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology. Inc., a Mansueto Ventures LLC publication, inspires and informs, with cutting-edge coverage that reflects our readers’ energy, brashness, and imagination

About VeriCenter, Inc.

VeriCenter, Inc. is a leading managed service provider that delivers enterprise hosting and infrastructure outsourcing. Customers can select from a comprehensive range of services including management of servers, storage, networks, appliances, databases and security. Clients benefit from reduced network management costs and improved overall business operations by leveraging VeriCenter's managed services expertise and infrastructure. VeriCenter is recognized on the Inc. 500, 2005 and 2006 prestigious list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

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