When it comes to the Azure cloud computing platform, Microsoft has been making some rather large moves. Recent price cuts and deals with Samsung have all been notable but it doesn't end there. Over at the Windows Azure blog, it was announced that Microsoft has acquired high performance cloud computing vendor GreenButton out of New Zealand for an undisclosed amount and their offerings will begin to be integrated into Azure immediately.

GreenButton, as described in the announcement, is a leading provider of integrated on-demand solutions that allow customers to manage compute-intensive workloads in the cloud and are known in the industry for their ease of use. Microsoft notes that as a result of the acquisition, the existing GreenButton service will no longer be available to new customers but they're looking forward to launching a new service integrated in Azure later in the year.

Source: Azure Blog