Microsoft Buys Cloud Service Provider GreenButton

CloudMicrosoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) has purchased cloud computing provider GreenButton for an undisclosed amount, TechCrunch reported Thursday.

Frederic Lardinois writes Microsoft plans to integrate GreenButton’s technologies into its Azure platform in late 2014.

GreenButton and the Azure business formed an alliance in 2011 under which GreenButton marketed its offerings through Microsoft’s cloud platform, the report says.

U.S.- and New Zealand-based GreenButton develops software integration systems for clients to run their workloads in the cloud, according to the report.

GreenButton’s service works with various platforms such as Geneious, Pixar’s RenderMan On Demand and NVIDIA’s mental ray, TechCrunch reports.

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