Windows Azure SQL Database Marketplace
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.
To learn more about this announcement, click here to read
the full press release. Click here to learn more about GreenButton and InterGrid.