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Azure is the only hybrid cloud to help you with cost-effective, flexible cloud migration paths. Get all the tools and resources you need to migrate your apps, data, and infrastructure at your own pace, with confidence.

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Capstone Mining

One of our big objectives was to eliminate $3 million in capital costs over about three years, and to reduce our operating costs by approximately the same amount. At the same time, we wanted to improve our quality of service. With Azure, we're confident that we'll meet those goals.

Jim Slattery, Chief Financial Officer

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Flexible cloud migration solutions with hybrid support

Only Azure gives you a flexible cloud migration path with consistency across your on-premises and cloud assets. Whether your business requires a hybrid state long term or only during the migration period, Azure can support your migration. For example, Azure Security Center and Azure Active Directory can help you manage your security and identity assets across your on-premises and Azure environments. Similarly, Azure SQL Database Managed Instance enables you to seamlessly lift and shift SQL Server databases to Azure without code changes, providing database-level compatibility with the efficiencies of a fully managed database service.

Smithfield Foods

Azure is a great hybrid cloud enabler. We can move some applications to the cloud and leave others running at Smithfield facilities while providing consistent authentication wherever applications run.

Matthew Douglas, Director of Cloud and Solutions Architecture

Save before, during, and after migration

Use free assessment, migration, and cost management tools as you migrate to Azure. Plus, because Azure is the most cost-effective destination for Windows Server in the cloud, you’ll also save on Windows Server workloads. In fact, Windows Server in AWS is three times the cost of Windows Server in Azure with Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances and the Azure Hybrid Benefit. And, for customers with legacy Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 servers, AWS is five times the cost of Windows Server in Azure when you add the value from the extended security updates for Windows Server. Learn more about cost savings.


We don't want to be in the datacenter business; we're in the thread business. We plan to move 90 percent of our global datacenter infrastructure into Azure, and we're at about 75 percent now. The only things we'll leave on-site are a few domain controllers and file/print servers.

Richard Cammish, Chief Information Officer

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