AWS Purchases Cloud-Based IDE Provider Cloud9
Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), is expanding its Infrastructure as a Service portfolio (IaaS), with the acquisition Cloud9, which offers a cloud-based integrated development environment.
Cloud9, a 16-person startup that has been around for six years, has offices in San Francisco as well as Amsterdam. According to its Web site, it has approximately half-a million users. Salesforce.com, Mozilla.com, SoundCloud.com, Heroku, MailChimp, and Atlassian are some of its customers.
Cloud9’s flagship product is its cloud based IDE. It estimates that app developers have used it for nearly 4 million hours. Cloud9’s online code editor, and workspace powered by Docker Ubuntu allows developers to test apps across 300 browsers and OS combinations, collaborate in real-time with other developers, and easily replay their early versions.
Cloud9 IDE comes in three versions: one for individuals and one for teams. Prices vary depending on the level of feature. The Individual version is $19 per month while the Teams version (currently beta) costs $29/month. Pricing for the Enterprise version varies depending on the size of the deployment. A free tier is available that includes basic functionality.
The terms of the deal, announced Thursday, were not revealed. Reuben Daniels, Cloud9 CEO and co-founder, assured customers that Cloud9’s operations would continue as normal while AWS integrates its technologies and staff.
Daniels wrote in a blog post that “In the meantime you can still depend on and continue investing safely in Cloud9.” It’s business as usual. We’ll continue to work closely with Ace Open Source and provide our innovative services for you and our hundreds and thousands of customers around the world. We’ll continue to work with AWS in order to do more for you.