March 7, 2017

AWS acquires Thinkbox Software, maker of creative tools

Thinkbox’s solutions are known to be designed both for on-premises and cloud-based working

AWS, Amazon’s cloud computing arm, has acquired Thinkbox Software, a firm that develops and sells solutions for media design and content creation aimed at people in the video and visual media industries.

The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. In an announcement posted on Thinkbox Software’s website, Founder and CEO Christopher Bond stated that the company would continue for now with “business as usual” as it merged with AWS:

We’re excited to announce that we’ve been acquired by Amazon!

We’ll be joining the Amazon Web Services family, and we’re looking forward to working together to deliver exciting customer offerings.

At this point, it’s still business as usual for us. We’ll continue to provide you, our customers, with remarkable support whether you work on-prem, in the cloud or both.

Thinkbox offers services such as systems for render management, geometry caching and particle meshing, targeted towards the creative professional market. Its solutions are known to be designed both for on-premises and cloud-based working.

The deal is the latest in a series of acquisitions made by AWS to expand the kinds of services that it’s offering to its users beyond basic cloud computing. Earlier this year, AWS acquired Harvest.ai a cyber-security start-up.

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