It looks like AWS, Amazon’s cloud computing arm, has made another acquisition to add more productivity tools for its customers beyond basic cloud-computing services. It has picked up Thinkbox Software, which develops and sells solutions for media design and content creation aimed at people in the video and wider visual media industries.
Examples of services that Thinkbox already offers include systems for render management (“Deadline”), geometry caching (“XMesh”) and particle meshing (“Frost”), and a series of particle rendering solutions (its “Krakatoa” line), among other tools. Interestingly, its solutions up to now have been designed both for on-premises and cloud-based working.
Source: Amazon’s AWS buys Thinkbox Software, maker of tools for creative professionals | TechCrunch