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As cloud computing providers emerge around the world challenging the established order, New Zealand-based InterGrid stands out with its Green Button. The company says this enables users to access cloud computing services directly from their desktop applications.

Global HQ: Wellington, New Zealand Website: www.intergrid.co.nz

Global leader: Marcel van den Assum, chairman

Core business: Cloud computing services and consulting

Revenue: Not disclosed

Key customers: Two million users of Blender and Biomatters applications

Employees: 25

As cloud computing providers emerge around the world challenging the established order, New Zealand-based InterGrid stands out with its Green Button. The company says this enables users to access cloud computing services directly from their desktop applications.

It has successfully developed and implemented Green Button applications for biotechnology, where it is used to model complex structures and molecular behaviour, as well as in the digital media space for rendering synthetic images for film and television.

Last year InterGrid launched the Green Button for Geneious, a bioinformatics software product by biotech applications company Biomatters.

More than 100,000 Geneious users have been able to process genetic sequence alignments and complex computation calculations remotely using the Green Button.

InterGrid has also unveiled what it says is the world’s first cloud rendering service by embedding the Green Button in the open-source animation software Blender. Jack Loo

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