Azure migration center

Start your journey to the cloud. Get all the tools, resources and guidance to migrate your servers, apps, databases and other workloads to Azure with confidence.

Why migrate to Azure

Unmatched security

Intelligent security services backed by 3,500 cybersecurity professionals and the industry’s largest compliance portfolio

Unbeatable offers

The lowest cost of ownership by combining unique pricing options and extended security updates

Unparalleled innovation

Fully managed infrastructure and services, freeing you up to spend more time creating

Built-in hybrid capabilities

Seamless integration of on-premises and cloud infrastructures

Move all your resources to Azure

Explore common migration scenarios.


Migrate on-premises virtual machines (VMs) running on Windows or Linux servers to take advantage of Azure and built-in security.

Reduce costs with Azure Hybrid Benefit and free extended security updates on your VMs in Azure.

VMware infrastructure

Easily extend your VMware environment in Azure and continue using the VMware tools and expertise you have. Run native VMware environments at any scale with unified management of Azure and VMware resources.

Web apps

Spend more time creating value for your customers and less time and resources on managing infrastructure by bringing your web applications running .NET or PHP to Azure.


Enable seamless migrations from multiple database sources including SQL Server, MySQL and PostgreSQL to Azure data platforms with minimal downtime. Our fully managed database service provides built-in security and performance monitoring for up to thousands of databases.

Virtual desktop infrastructure

Migrate your virtual desktops to Azure for simplified management, multi-session Windows 10, optimizations for Office 365 ProPlus, and support for remote data service environments.

DevTest environments

Significantly reduce operating costs while improving the quality of your software by migrating your development and test environments to Azure. Leverage Windows Virtual Desktop to quickly deploy and manage hundreds of VMs for development and testing purposes.

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