New Zealand-based InterGrid’s GreenButton plugin technology cleverly offloads compute and data intensive tasks from applications and distributes them to the cloud via the Windows Azure platform. This helps companies enter the cloud faster than they would if they progressed on their own, and enables smaller companies to tap computing resources that would traditionally be beyond their reach.
InterGrid just announced it has signed a global alliance with Microsoft that will enable Microsoft to promote GreenButton to its customers globally. The agreement also reinforces the use of the Windows Azure platform to power the GreenButton solution and provide end-to-end solution management.
As Doug Hauger, GM for Windows Azure, explains, “with GreenButton, companies have access to on-demand high performance computing resources without the burden of costly hardware and management costs. By leveraging the power of Windows Azure, GreenButton is creating a unique solution that can be easily customized to grow with the needs of its customers across a multitude of verticals and workloads.”
The application is already embedded in six software products, including Auckland 3-D rendering firm Right Hemisphere’s Deep Exploration software, and has more than 4,000 registered users in more than 70 countries.