Every year, I eagerly peruse the Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies lists for ideas of businesses to features or write about for my various blogs and media outlets.
As I skimmed this year's version, I couldn't help but notice that several companies I have featured prominently here in Next-Gen Partner in the past few months are featured in the ranking, which gauges cumulative growth over the past three years.
Which cloud integrators and brokers are growing at a healthy clip?
Here are some of the ones I have been watching (listed in alphabetical order), along with a couple that I'm adding to my list after seeing this ranking.
I'm listing each company's revenue as of the end of 2012, and I'm only including ones that grew more than 100 percent during the timeframe considered. I'm sure I'll uncover more as I dig deeper.
BlueWolf ($90.4 million) - The long-time integrator of software as a service (SaaS) solutions.
Cloud Sherpas ($75.3 million) - Skilled in integrating Google, Salesforce.com and ServiceNow cloud applications.
Cloud9 Real Time (3.4 million) - Private cloud virtualization services.
Dito ($4.5 million) - A Google Enterprise integration and training partner.
Fruition Partners ($24.1 million) - Cloud-based service management.
SADA Systems ($18.3 million) - A Google Apps Premier partner AND a Microsoft Gold-level cloud and systems integration partner.
I was sort of surprised not to see Appirio on this list. Then again, you have to disclose your revenue in order to be included, so maybe that is something it wasn't willing to do at this stage of its development.