Cloud9 now runs on and integrates withAmazon Web Services

Dear c9.io user,

On July 14, 2016, we shared the news of Cloud9’s acquisition by Amazon Web Services. Since then, we have been working diligently, together with our AWS colleagues, toward a new and exciting offering. Today, we’re excited to announce the general availability of AWS Cloud9.

AWS Cloud9 combines c9.io’s most popular features with new capabilities enabled by AWS. The Cloud9 back-end is now re-built using Amazon EC2, AWS CloudFormation, and AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM). As a result, Cloud9 is more powerful, flexible, and secure than ever. Cloud9 development environments can now run on EC2 instances. This gives you the flexibility to manage instance sizes, run Docker, and install additional softwares because you have full control over the EC2 instance. Additionally, the managed EC2 instances comes with a pre-authenticated AWS CLI (Command Line Interface), giving you easy access to AWS services.

Those of you who are excited about serverless architectures will be glad to know that AWS Cloud9 makes it easy to write, run, and debug AWS Lambda functions. With Cloud9, you can create a new Lambda function in just a few clicks. Also, Cloud9 enables you to edit, run, and debug Lambda functions locally. This eliminates the need to upload your code to the Lambda console for debugging. When you are ready, deploy to Lambda using a single click from inside the IDE.

As part of this release, AWS Cloud9 also integrates with AWS CodeStar. AWS CodeStar provides a continuous delivery (CD) toolchain to your application. This enables you to release code faster on AWS. AWS CodeStar sets up everything you need to build, test, and deploy your application to AWS, and now allows you to set up your CD toolchain and include a Cloud9 environment.

We are truly excited about this release and we hope you are too. We appreciate the trust you’ve placed in Cloud9 over the years. Thanks so much, and stay tuned for more great things to come. And, as always, Happy Coding!

Ruben Daniëls Ruben Daniëls
CEO – Founder
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Announcement for the c9.io education community

Frequently asked questions

1. Can I access my existing c9.io account?

Yes, c9.io continues to run for existing users. You can continue to use all the features of c9.io and add new team members if you have a team account. In the future, we will provide tools for easy migration of c9.io workspaces to AWS Cloud9.

2. Can I create a new account on c9.io?

No, we are no longer accepting new account signups on c9.io.

3. Can I change my subscription for an existing account?

Yes, if you have an existing account on c9.io, you can modify your account subscriptions.

4. What’s new in AWS Cloud9 compared to c9.io?

AWS Cloud9 now runs on and integrates with AWS. AWS Cloud9 now connects to a full Linux instance and offers many features that were previously unavailable in c9.io. These include SSH access, public IP address, ability to run Docker, access to arbitrary ports, and protocols beyond HTTPS.

In addition, AWS Cloud9 integrates with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), which provides unparalleled security in the cloud. The built-in terminal in AWS Cloud9 is also preconfigured to allow interactive CLI commands against the broad spectrum of AWS services. Please visit the AWS Cloud9 product page for more details.

5. How can I manually migrate my c9.io workspace to AWS Cloud9?

You can migrate an existing c9.io project on AWS Cloud9 by creating a new AWS Cloud9 environment and manually loading the code and dependencies for your c9.io project into it. We will release tools to aid migration of c9.io workspaces to AWS Cloud9.

6. What is the migration plan for c9.io?

There is currently no timeline or migration plan for c9.io. We greatly appreciate our existing c9.io customers and want to make sure we can provide a smooth and easy transition. As soon as we have a timeline we will communicate that to you along with the plan for moving your projects to AWS Cloud9. In the meantime, we will continue to operate c9.io and welcome your continued feedback to help make AWS Cloud9 better than ever.

7. Can I continue to use c9.io for education?

Please visit our announcement for the c9.io education community for more details.