Nice SaaS, Amazon Web Services tells Italian software developer

Amazon Web Services has agreed to buy Nice, an Italian vendor of high-performance computing software and services to extend its as-a-service offering.

It’s Amazon.com’s second acquisition within six months of a software vendor that can put its cloud computing platform to new uses. The last was Elemental Technologies, in September

Nice is a niche outfit, with customers numbering in the hundreds, not thousands. Companies and research institutions in the aerospace, automotive, energy, life sciences and technology industries use its products to centralize HPC, cloud and visualization functions.

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Aunty BBC smashed by DDoS — or so Beeb tells Beeb (and best 2015 TV)

The BBC—that mainstay of British broadcasting, education, journalism, and whatever Top Gear was—is ruing the day someone dropped a cup of tea into the server. Or perhaps it was a distributed-denial-of-service attack—we don’t know and Aunty Beeb isn’t saying (well, apart from BBC journalists quoting BBC “sources,” that is).

Good heavens, what? Pass the crumpets, mum.

In IT Blogwatch, bloggers are in denial. Not to mention: The best of British telly in 2015

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