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Azure Migrate

Discover, assess, right-size and migrate your on-premises virtual machines (VMs) to Azure

A unified approach to cloud migration

Get all of the Azure migration tools and guidance you need to plan and implement your move to the cloud – and track your progress using a central dashboard that provides intelligent insights.

Support for key migration scenarios across servers, data, databases, web apps and virtual desktops

Comprehensive discovery, assessment and migration capabilities powered by Azure and partner tools

Centralised migration repository delivering end-to-end tracking and insights

Cost-efficient migration with Azure cost optimisation features and tools

Multiple scenarios

Use a comprehensive approach to migrating your application and data centre estate. Get support for key migration workloads such as Windows, SQL and Linux Server, databases, data, web apps and virtual desktops. Migrate to destinations including Azure Virtual Machines, Azure VMware Solution, Azure App Service and Azure SQL Database. Migrations are holistic across VMware, Hyper-V, physical server and cloud-to-cloud migration.

End-to-end visibility

The guided experience and progress dashboard walk you through discovery, assessment and migration phases for different business areas in one central data repository. Make the best migration decisions with built-in insights and recommendations.

Diverse capabilities

Take advantage of free Azure tools with features such as agentless data centre discovery, Azure readiness analysis, cost estimation, app modernisation and app dependency visualisation – or choose from a collection of integrated partner tools for additional capabilities.

Save money

Migrate efficiently with rapid lift-and-shift migration tools, all included in your Azure subscription at no additional cost. Right-size resources in the cloud based on performance insights and fluctuating demand. Avoid sunk infrastructure costs from on-premises resources.

Learn about optimising costs with Azure

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Azure Migrate pricing

Azure Migrate is available with your Azure subscription. However, you may incur charges if you choose to use partner tools for additional capabilities.

Get started easily

Sign up for an Azure account and save money with unique cost-saving offers.

Learn how to use Azure Migrate and optimise your migration with documentation and additional resources.

Frequently asked questions about Azure Migrate

  • Azure Migrate features tools and services that support the assessment and migration steps of your cloud migration journey. Get more resources to plan your migration to Azure, including the cloud migration checklist.
  • Yes, Azure Migrate provides a way to move your legacy apps portfolio to the cloud. Learn more with this webinar, Migrate your legacy .NET apps to the cloud. If your organisation uses a mainframe, find out about migrating your mainframe apps to the cloud.
  • Classic Azure Migrate is the original version of Azure Migrate, which only supports VMware virtual machine assessments. Azure Migrate now does both assessments and migrations for multiple workload scenarios. To upgrade to the most recent version of Azure Migrate, follow instructions here.
  • See product availability per region to use the region search tool.
  • Yes, Azure Migrate helps you assess VDI – select Lakeside, a VDI assessment tool, when you create a new project.
  • For information about licencing for a specific partner tool, visit the partner’s website or go to Azure Migrate pricing for pricing information.
  • Yes, Azure Migrate features support for physical server assessment and migration.
  • See a list of supported databases.
  • To begin your database migration, first use an Azure Migrate database assessment tool to discover and assess on-premises databases. To migrate your databases, use the Database Migration Service from the Azure Portal, select the subscription used in your Azure Migrate database assessment, and migrate groups and instances from your assessment.
  • Azure Migrate provides a central hub for assessment and migration to Azure. Azure Site Recovery is a disaster recovery solution. The Server Migration tool in Azure Migrate features migration-specific capabilities, including support for different types of workloads, agentless migration and integration with assessment tools.

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