Announcement for the education community

Dear user,

On July 14, 2016, we shared the news of Cloud9’s acquisition by Amazon Web Services. Since then, we launched AWS Cloud9 at re:Invent 2017. AWS Cloud9 combines’s most popular features with new capabilities enabled by AWS. As we focus more of our efforts on AWS Cloud9, we plan to discontinue the ability to create new or to use existing workspaces on on June 30, 2019 and to discontinue all access on December 31, 2019. We would love it if you would join us on AWS Cloud9.

We've built migration tooling to enable you to download all your data and to make transitioning your Cloud9 environments to AWS Cloud9 easy. Read the docs to get started.

We have promotions for helping students and educators use AWS Cloud9:

  • Qualified students can use AWS Cloud9 without a credit card via an AWS Educate Starter Account. Some limits apply. For more information, see “Individual Student Setup for AWS Cloud9” at
  • Qualified educators can let their students use AWS Cloud9 without a credit card in a virtual classroom via an AWS Educate Starter Account. Some limits apply. For more information, see “Classroom Setup for AWS Cloud9” at
  • You can use AWS Cloud9 without limits via a regular AWS account, which requires a credit card. For more information, see “Getting Started with AWS Cloud9” at
  • AWS Cloud9 is free tier eligible when using an Amazon EC2 instance for an AWS Cloud9 development environment. You can also connect your AWS Cloud9 development environment to an existing Linux server (for example, an on-premises server) via SSH for no additional charge. For more information, see “AWS Cloud9 Pricing” at
  • Please note, any accounts not migrated by December 31, 2019 will be deleted and your data will be unrecoverable. If you have a subscription, we will issue a refund for at least the unused amount upon deactivation of your account or the termination of

We've enjoyed having you as a Cloud9 customer and appreciate the trust you’ve placed in us. We hope you'll join us at AWS Cloud9 by following the migration checklist to migrate your environments to AWS Cloud9. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.


The Cloud9 Team

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