Cloud9, a Dutch founded cloud-based IDE, announced in nothing more than just a teeny-tiny blogpost that they have been acquired by Amazon, to integrate them with its renowned Amazon Web Services. Parts of the six year old company will move to the United States, which already holds an office in San Francisco. No official word from Amazon, though. It kinda feels a bit “underwhelming”. How “big” is the deal, one might be inclined to ask?
Cloud9 has had quite the succes in the past years with venture capital with investments from Balderton Capital (undisclosed Series B), Accel and Atlassian ($5.55M Series A in 2011) pouring in. The company offers a developer environment that is entirely cloud-based. According to the company, developers prefer a cloud-based environment over the traditional, bulky desktop versions.