Get free, expert help to move to the cost-effective cloud

AWS is five times more expensive than Azure for Windows Server and SQL Server

Introducing the Azure Migration Program

Confidently move some or all of your workloads to the cloud with expert guidance through the Azure Migration Program. Get help with app and database migration, free resources, skills training, and qualified pricing offers.

Save money

Pay less with Azure—AWS is 5X more expensive than Azure for Windows Server and SQL Server.*

Get free extended security updates when you move your Windows Server and SQL Server workloads to Azure. Save when you bring your on-premises licenses to Azure with the Azure Hybrid Benefit.

Keep your investments safe

Use built-in security controls and advanced threat detection to counter rapidly evolving, modern cyberattacks.

Get continuous protection with rich threat intelligence with Azure Security Center.

Learn more about enhanced security with Azure

Focus on what matters

Spend more time innovating by eliminating the need for code changes when you migrate your SQL Server workloads to Azure—the only cloud with evergreen SQL that never needs to be patched or updated.

Accelerate app innovation by migrating your ASP.NET websites to Azure App Service, the only fully-managed service for .NET apps.

Azure TCO calculator

Estimate your cloud migration costs based on your specific server, database, storage, and networking requirements with the Azure Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) calculator—even compare costs with other cloud providers.

GigaOm SQL Transactional Processing Price-Performance Testing report

See how Azure outperforms other cloud providers as the price performance leader for mission-critical workloads and learn why GigaOm calls SQL Database “a compelling proposition for the modern transactional workload.”

Understanding Cloud Migration Strategies e-book

See how to increase your company’s security, scalability, and agility by moving your IT ecosystem to the cloud. Get the guidance you need to justify, plan, and adopt a cost-effective cloud computing strategy for your organization.

Start your cloud migration your way

Azure Migration Program

Get qualified offers and expert app and server migration guidance from Azure specialists.

Contact us

Talk to an Azure specialist about your project to get help getting started.

Azure Migration Center

Find all of the tools and resources you need to migrate at your own pace.

*Prices are as of October 24, 2018 and subject to change. Actual regional pricing and program discounts may apply. Actual savings may vary based on region, instance size, and performance tier. Savings exclude Software Assurance costs, which may vary based on Volume Licensing agreement. Contact your sales representative for more information.