New Zealand cloud computing company sets up shop in Seattle

GreenButton, a New Zealand company that helps businesses more easily move information to the cloud, has established new offices in Silicon Valley and Seattle.

“Our presence in Silicon Valley and Seattle is critical to our success – both are large, diverse and highly literate technology communities,” said GreenButton CEO Scott Houston in a statement. “This set of moves is in response to the increased demand for our services by both ISV’s and their users in the US market.”

The company also named Mark Canepa — former CEO of ExtremeNetworks and a former executive at Sun Microsystems — to its board.

GreenButton says that its plugin technology “offloads compute and data intensive tasks from the application and distributes that to the Windows Azure cloud.”

The company was recently choses as Microsoft’s “2011 Windows Azure Platform ISV Partner of the Year Award” and also New Zealand “Software Exporter of the Year” at the 2011 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards.