Kiwi start-up GreenButton, which specialises in cloud computing, has been acquired by Microsoft.
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Kiwi-firm GreenButton was ranked number two on this year's Deloitte Fast 50 listing for New Zealand with a growth rate of 933.38%. Part of the spike in growth can be attributed to the relatively recent hiring of active sales people in its focus market of the US.
Scott Houston, business development manager at the NZ Supercomputer Centre and CEO of cloud computing provider Intergrid, worked for SGI from 1999 to 2002, first as account manager then New Zealand regional manager.