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

Save money with the most cost-effective offers for Windows Server and SQL Server. Confidently migrate your workloads to Azure with best practices, expert guidance, and cost optimization tools.

Stay secure and resilient across hybrid environments

Protect workloads across your hybrid environments with intelligent security services backed by 3,500 cybersecurity professionals. Use built-in resiliency to avoid costly business interruptions.

Scale your workloads and applications on demand

Increase agility with best-in-class Azure infrastructure that scales to your business needs. Reduce operational burden with fully managed application and database services in Azure.

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.

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 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.

DevTest environments

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.

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.


  • 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.

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