CHICAGO, Aug. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SingleHop, a leading provider of on-demand hosted private clouds and managed hosting, today was listed on the 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies, for the sixth-straight year. With three-year sales growth of 68 percent, SingleHop ranked No. 540 among IT services firms at No. 4,128 overall.

"Inclusion in the Inc. 5000, year-after-year, represents SingleHop's commitment to providing a service-first philosophy, ahead-of-the-curve products and better economics for our clients," said Zak Boca, chief executive officer at SingleHop. "Now more than ever companies need expertise, flexibility, and agility to successfully navigate the evolving cloud market. Our success is built on helping enterprise customers solve business challenges through our leading automation, hosting and managed cloud services capabilities."

SingleHop is one of 38 Chicago-based IT services companies on the list and one of five to be included six or more times. Of all industry categories, IT services has the highest representation in Chicago ahead of advertising and marketing (26 companies). Two-hundred and thirty Chicago companies were represented overall – the fourth highest metro area on the list behind New York, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles.

The Inc. 5000 announcement builds on SingleHop's growing momentum:

Company Expansion

Earlier this year, the company announced two acquisitions that expanded its infrastructure, hosting and private cloud solutions to new market segments and geographic regions.

Industry Recognition

Additionally, SingleHop was one of 19 firms named to the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting by Gartner, the world's leading IT research and analysis firm. In 2015, SingleHop also received a Stevie Award for innovation in customer service and was recognized by CRN in both the Solution Provider 500 and MSP 500, which recognize firms for top revenue generation, managed services and IT consulting in North America.

Frequently recognized for outstanding leadership, SingleHop co-founders Boca and CMO Dan Ushman were nominated as finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Midwest in 2015 and 2013.

The 2015 Inc. 5000 is the most competitive crop in the list's history. The average company on the list achieved three-year growth of 490 percent. The Inc. 5000's aggregate revenue is $205 billion, generating 647,000 jobs over the past three years.

"The story of this year's Inc. 5000 is the story of great leadership. In an incredibly competitive business landscape, it takes something extraordinary to take your company to the top," says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. "You have to remember that the average company on the Inc. 5000 grew nearly six-fold since 2012. Business owners don't achieve that kind of success by accident."

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

About SingleHop

SingleHop, a leading global provider of hosted IT infrastructure and cloud computing, brings together a unique combination of enterprise-class technologies from industry-leading vendors, and a proprietary automation engine, to deliver a customized cloud infrastructure experience for enterprises of all sizes. Their powerful portal and award-winning automation platform make it simple to design and support the optimal cloud environment. Their service includes full-life cycle, white glove support, instantly-scalable solutions, and comprehensive integrated security. SingleHop serves more than 5,500 customers in more than 124 countries with data centers across the United States and Europe.

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About Inc. Media

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The Inc. 500|5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

Anastasia Bullinger 
Director of Communications, SingleHop