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Adding Big Data and Big Computing Power

Posted on 5.04.2014

The acquisition of any company is bound to turn a few heads, but when the company that is doing the acquiring is number two on Forbes list of World’s Most Valuable Brands it’s going to turn everyone’s head.

Microsoft has announced the acquisition of GreenButton, a company which provides cloud solutions for compute-intensive applications. Microsoft plans on integrating the solutions offered by GreenButton with their Microsoft Azure platform. Azure is Microsoft's cloud computing platform. The acquisition of GreenButton’s technology will offer new and current users of the Azure platform a new way to solve complex problems and search through complicated data.

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Because of the acquisition by Microsoft, the existing GreenButton service will not be available to new customers. This means that new customers who wish to use GreenButton’s services will have to subscribe to Microsoft Azure.

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