Azure migration center
Let’s go forward, together. Save money and improve efficiency by migrating existing workloads to Azure.
Be prepared for what's next: Accelerate cloud migration
Hear Jeremy Winter, Director of Azure Management, share his top three recommendations to help accelerate your journey to Azure.
Migrate efficiently on your own terms
Optimize costs and migrate data with confidence
Move all of your resources to Azure
Explore common migration scenarios.
Simplify migrating to the cloud for on-premises virtual machines (VMs) running on Windows or Linux servers to Azure. Choose to migrate to Azure IaaS directly, or easily extend your VMware environment natively on Azure with Azure VMware Solutions.
Virtual desktop infrastructure
Migrate your virtual desktops to Azure for simplified management, multisession Windows 10, optimizations for Office 365 ProPlus, and support for remote data service environments.
Enable seamless migrations with minimal downtime from multiple database sources—including SQL Server, MySQL, and Cassandra—to Azure data platforms. Our enhanced VMs and fully managed database services provide administration help, security, and performance monitoring found only in Azure.
Bring the intelligence, security, and reliability of Azure to your SAP applications. Learn how Microsoft’s preferred cloud partnership with SAP provides a well-defined path to move your SAP landscape to Azure and accelerate time to innovation.
Significantly reduce operating costs while improving the quality of your software by migrating your development and test environments to Azure. Use Windows Virtual Desktop to quickly deploy and manage hundreds of VMs for development and testing purposes.
"We wanted to eliminate USD3 million in capital costs over about three years, and to reduce our operations costs by approximately the same amount. At the same time, we wanted to improve our quality of service. With Azure, we're confident about meeting these goals."Jim Slattery, Chief Financial Officer, Capstone Mining
"We're now saving about 30 percent a year on infrastructure costs just by moving to Azure, with more flexibility, better servers, greater customization, and more freedom to do what we want."Darren Gourley, Chief Technology Officer, CYTI
"What led us to migrate to Azure was that it's a solid, balanced, end-to-end platform with strong support, a high level of security, and a rich suite of services and products."Mark Dajani, Chief Information Officer, Carlsberg Group
"We have now been through one entire tax season with SQL Server 2017 for our operational data store and data warehouse—and migration worked with minimal issues."Sameer Agarwal, Manager of Enterprise Data Analytics, H&R Block
"By moving our acquired applications to Azure, we were able to get them up, running, and adding value to the business in three weeks, versus the three months needed to requisition servers and storage."Peter Tomlinson, Director of IS, Technology Operations, Allscripts
Simplify migrating to the cloud with Azure Migrate
Use a single resource to assess your readiness and then implement and track your cloud migration.
Follow a proven methodology for successful cloud migration
Explore the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure for best practices and proven guidance to plan and implement your migration.
Documentation, training, and resources
Microsoft Ignite 2019
Learn more about cloud migration benefits and the uses of cloud computing in this introductory guide.
This cloud migration overview will help you begin evaluating whether a public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud deployment makes the most sense for your organization. It also will walk you through some of the key considerations to keep in mind as you explore migrating to the cloud.
This migration checklist simplifies the process of migrating to the cloud to help you get started right away. Quickly learn how to plan, assess, and begin your Microsoft Azure migration and get resources to streamline the process.
Find the Azure solutions that best meet the needs of your apps or business here. We'll help you get started with sample architectures, documentation, and partner resources.
Find tutorials, how-to guides, deployment information, and other documentation for Azure Migrate here.