Azure migration center

Linux migration

Migrate your Linux workloads to Azure using proven tools and run your apps with your favorite Linux distribution.

Why Linux on Azure?

About fifty percent of the virtual machines in Azure are running Linux. Discover why millions of users trust Azure for their Linux workloads.

Find support for many common Linux solutions, including the open source technologies you already rely on and trust. Move your apps using a lift-and-shift, or rehost, strategy for a quick migration of your complete solution. You’ll also find broad support for leading Linux distributions, including:

  • Red Hat
  • SUSE
  • CentOS
  • Ubuntu
  • Debian
  • Oracle
  • CoreOS

Linux migration tools

Accelerate and automate your Linux server migration with these Azure tools:


Azure TCO Calculator

Estimate your potential savings by migrating your workloads to Azure.


Azure Migrate

Easily discover, assess, and migrate your on-premises virtual machines to Azure.

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Explore FastTrack for Azure

Get personalized help from Azure engineers to accelerate your Linux migration at no additional cost. Check the eligibility criteria to see if you qualify.

Learn more about FastTrack for Azure


Ready to migrate your Linux workload?