Take a unified approach to cloud migration and modernization
Start your migration by discovering and assessing on-premises resources using the free Azure Migrate tool. Then plan your move with technical and business insights into infrastructure, databases, and applications. Migrate to Azure in phases and modernize for faster innovation and a higher return on investment (ROI). Track and manage your cloud migration progress using a central dashboard for ease of management.
Deploy and connect
After you download and deploy the appropriate appliance in your environment, connect it with your management center and your Azure account.
Discover and Assess
Azure Migrate discovery gathers relevant details and enables you to assess for insights before moving to Azure.
Map your environment and create a business proposal with insights
Easily identify and gather details on your infrastructure, databases, applications, and virtual desktop interfaces (VDI). Map dependencies and estimate cost for various scenarios in Azure. Use the insights gathered to create a business proposal to help make the case to move to Azure.
Create a plan to move on your terms, securely and iteratively
Assess the readiness of your on-premises resources to migrate, and right-size for optimal performance and cost in Azure. Create a plan with a phased approach (that is, moving in waves), where all connected resources migrate together for ideal performance.
Migrate at optimal cost and realize increased innovation
Move to Azure in waves and monitor progress on the central dashboard. Use the flexibility and extensibility of Azure Migrate with supported third-party tools for all your IaaS and PaaS needs. Test resources in Azure prior to decommissioning on-premises assets, then manage your IT resources for optimal cost and peak innovation through modernization.
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Azure Migrate pricing
Azure Migrate is free with your Azure subscription, and provides several cost optimization features. (Note that you may incur charges for using partner tools.)
You can start by right-sizing resources based on utilization trends, which may result in needing fewer and faster cores in Azure. And to help you stay on budget, take advantage of Azure hybrid benefits, reserved instances, and Azure savings plan Incentives included in the business case feature.
Get started with an Azure free account
Start free. Get a USD$200 credit to use within 30 days. While you have your credit, get free amounts of many of our most popular services, plus free amounts of 55+ other services that are always free.
After your credit, move to pay as you go to keep building with the same free services. Pay only if you use more than your free monthly amounts.
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Frequently asked questions about Azure Migrate
Azure Migrate is a non-regional service, meaning there’s no dependency on a specific Azure region. Please go to the product availability per region page and use the region search tool for more information.
Classic Azure Migrate is the original version of Azure Migrate, which only supports VMware virtual machine assessments. Azure Migrate can now be used to assess your situation prior to migrating to and modernizing in Azure. Learn how to upgrade to the most recent version of Azure Migrate.
Yes, Azure Migrate helps you assess VDI—select Lakeside, a VDI assessment tool, when you create a new project.
Yes, Azure Migrate features support for physical server assessment and migration.
To begin your database migration, first use an Azure Migrate database assessment tool to discover and assess on-premises databases. To migrate your databases, go to the Azure Database Migration Service, select the subscription used in your Azure Migrate database assessment, and migrate groups and instances from your assessment.