Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

Published On: 2019-08-14By:

DCAC Debuts No. 2056 on the 2019 Inc. 5000
With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 290% Percent

NEW YORK, August 14, 2019 2019 – Inc. magazine today revealed that Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting [DCAC] is No. 2056 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Pandora, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“This is a very exciting time at DCAC and we want to thank Inc. Magazine as well as our team,” CEO and founder Denny Cherry commented. “When your ‘Help Wanted’ sign reads, ‘Must have globally renowned technology expertise’ you tend end up with a very small applicant pool, as well as competition from major corporations for their services. We are incredibly proud so many experts have chosen to join our ranks.”

“The good news is that our experts can now help enterprise businesses and major corporations on a level no lone expert could. Every consultant we hire joins a pool of experts with individual disciplines – their knowledge sharing exponentially grows our capabilities here at DCAC, every time. We can assist small, enterprise and corporate companies as they approach their most daring Big Data, data warehousing, data security, and cloud architecture projects.”

Richard Sawicky, Chief Data Officer at client company ATTOM Data concurred with Cherry’s assessment of DCAC’s talents. “DCAC helped us complete a 50 terabyte migration in 45 days: on time, under budget. The project resulted in a 30% cost savings on our infrastructure.”

DCAC’s debut with 290% growth is all the more impressive because, as Inc. Magazine notes, not only have they been very competitive within the technology market, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held October 10 to 12, 2019, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona.

About Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting

Award-winning Microsoft Partner and Gold Platform certified Denny Cherry &s Associates Consulting assist companies with reliably attaining IT goals such as Azure Migration, HA, scalability, SQL Server virtualization and acceleration, while finding ways to save on costs. With clients ranging from Fortune 50 corporations to small businesses, their commitment to each is the same: to provide a deft, high-speed IT environment that maximizes every aspect of their platform: from architecture, to infrastructure, to network.

Media inquiries about this release should be directed to publicist Kathleen Hannon (704) 425-8106 or kathleen@dcac.com.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000

Methodology
The 2019 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2015 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2018. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2015 is $100,000; the minimum for 2018 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.

About Inc. Media

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. Inc. took home the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. The total monthly audience reach for the brand has been growing significantly, from 2,000,000 in 2010 to more than 20,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

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

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/.


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Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting is a member of the Inc 5000 list for 2019

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Inc. 5000 Award LogoI’m thrilled to announce that Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting has placed on the Inc 5000 list for 2019.  The Inc 5000 list is the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, and DCAC was named #2056 on this list which is a fantastic feat for our company.

I’m super proud of everyone at the company because we couldn’t have made this happen without our fantastic team members; so thank you all (Kris, Joey, Kerry, Monica, John, Peter, Meagan) for making this happen.  Everyone at DCAC is an expert in the field, and our placement on the list reflects that.

When I first spoke with our team about making the Inc. list, the assumption was that we’d be towards the bottom of the list because we’re a smaller company. But the fact that we were able to make the top half of the Inc. 5000 list shows how hard everyone has worked to make DCAC stand out from the other firms in our space.

A big thanks to our customers as well. We couldn’t be as successful as we have been without our customers.  We’ve been able to help them grow in each of their areas, and their success shows in our success.

Denny

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SQL Karaoke 2019 Is Coming to Seattle

Published On: 2019-08-12By:

I’m thrilled to announce that this year the SQL Karaoke party is on as planned. The party this year will be at Cowgirls, Inc.  We have two fantastic returning sponsors this year, and we’ll be joined by the great folks at SentryOne and SIOS.   Registration for the event will be similar to registration for years past; fill out the registration form, bring the registration form with you (this is very important if you have an open bar ticket as we’ll have no way to check if you registered at the event), show your ID at the door, have a great time.

As usual, we’ll have the great folks atRockaraoke there to be our live band and make us all look awesome.

Since we’re back at Cow Girls the patio “should” be open, and the mechanical bull is there to abuse you. 🙂

The party will be on November 5th, 2019 at 9:30 and it’ll go until you drop (or 2 am happens) so come and have a great time with your fellow PASS attendees as there are three days of excellent sessions the starting the following day.

Keep in mind that IDs will be checked at the door, and only those aged 21 and over will be admitted (state liquor laws).  Also, be aware that the PASS Code of Conduct will be inforced.

Wristbands for the open bar will get the beer, wine and well drinks.

Register, show up, have a great time. We have pretty simple rules.

Hopefully, we’ll see everyone there.

Denny

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Moving a disk in Azure that’s in Managed Storage

Published On: 2019-08-05By:

We’ve been using Azure for several years now at DCAC. Back when we started in Azure their were no PaaS services for MySQL (there was but it was stupid expensive, and from a third party). When we created VMs we put some in US West and some in US Central. Now that we’ve been able to move all our web properties from IaaS to PaaS we wanted to consolidate the VMs into one region so we could kill the site to site VPN (and save the $50 a month we were spending on keeping the VPN Gateway up). This required moving some VMs from US Central to US West as there’s a couple of VMs that we need to keep and I’m to lazy to set back up.

We ended up needing to move two VMs from US Central to US West. 1 has standard disks and one is a managed disk. The question became how to move these. The answer was using Start-AzStorageBlobCopy. The command is fairly straight forward.

$sourcekey = “17SZrnd…Q==”
$destkey = “UUSkMu…A==”
$sourceContext = New-AzStorageContext -StorageAccountKey $sourcekey -StorageAccountName SourceName
$destinationContext = New-AzStorageContext -StorageAccountKey $destkey -StorageAccountName DestinationAccountName
Start-AzStorageBlobCopy -Context $sourceContext -DestContext $destinationContext -SrcContainer vhds -DestContainer vhds -SrcBlob “VMdisk0.vhd” -DestBlob “VMDisk0.vhd”

Now this will nicely handle the VM that’s in a storage account. So how to do handle the VM that’s no in a storage account? Pretty much the same way with Start-AzStorageBlobCopy, there’s just a different parameter to use. Let’s look at that code.

$destkey = “UUSkMu…A==”
$destinationContext = New-AzStorageContext -StorageAccountKey $destkey -StorageAccountName DestinationAccountName
Start-AzStorageBlobCopy -AbsoluteUri “https://md-h1fl3bgpqvq3.blob.core.windows.net/f1mx3lrkhl1q/abcd?sv=2017-04-17&sr=b&si=994de0ad-04eb-46a7-8d91-62e827064bf4&sig=Q…3D” -DestContext $destinationContext -DestContainer vhds -DestBlob “VMdisk0.vhd”

Now, the first question is how to we get that URI that we need to pass in. First you’ll want to stop and delete the VM (don’t worry, this won’t delete the disk for the VM). Then in the Azure Portal find Disks and select the disk that you want to copy. On the menu that opens when you select the disk, you’ll see a “Disk Export” option. Select that. It’ll ask you how long you want to create a SAS key for. It defaults to 3600 seconds, I changed it to 7200 seconds to give it plenty of time, then click the Generage URL button. When that’s done it’ll give you a SAS URL (don’t close the window until you’ve copied the URL as the portal will only show it to you once). Take that URL and drop it into the AbsoluteUri parameter of Start-AzStorageBlobCopy.

Now these commands are going to take a while to run, and we want to see how far along they are. We can do that with another simple PowerShell cmdlet.
Get-AzStorageBlobCopyState -Blob “VMdisk0.vhd” -Context $destinationContext -Container vhds -WaitForComplete

This command throws a nice message up in my PowerShell window and the PowerShell window waits for the copy of the file to complete. The really nice thing about Start-AzStorageBlobCopy is that is doesn’t download the blob, all the copying happens in Azure so the copy is actually pretty quick.
Once this is done you have your data file sitting in a storage account, so you need to move it back into managed storage. This can be done in the GUI, unless you really want to do this in PowerShell.

Simply go into the disks section of the Azure Portal, and create a new disk (the plus right in the upper left). When the next screen opens one of the questions will be what the source of the new disk should be. One of the answers to this will be Storage Blob, you’ll want to select this option.
After you set the blob (there’s a GUI, use it, love it) make sure you set the OS of the disk and the correct size, and the performance tier (HDD, BSSD, PSSD) and click OK. Once that’s done, select your new disk and you can create a new VM based off of the disk. Once that’s done your VM is up and running in the new site. (Don’t forget to delete the old disk after you ensure the new VM is working as you don’t want to get charged for the old disk any more.)

Denny

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