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Azure Migrate

Simplify migration and modernization with a unified platform.

Take a unified approach to cloud migration and modernization

Start your migration to Azure by discovering and assessing on-premises resources and planning your move with insights. Migrate to Azure in waves and modernize for fast innovation and a high return on investment (ROI). Track and manage your progress using a central dashboard.

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Comprehensive migration and modernization services for Linux and Windows workloads

Simple and intuitive interface with centralized repository for end-to-end tracking and insights

Azure cost optimization features and tools for efficient cloud migration

Gain a complete feature set

Migrate Linux and Windows-based infrastructure, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), applications, and data to Azure for a resilient, scalable, and secure platform. Modernize for fast innovation and high return on investment (ROI).

Unify migration and modernization

Use a guided-experience to walk through the progress of your Azure migration and modernization projects. Simplify your operations with a single portal for end-to-end visibility into your on-premises and cloud estate.

Optimize costs

Use agentless discovery, Azure readiness checks, and dependency analysis for efficient on-premises mapping and identification of resources ready for migration. Use insights to estimate the cost of migrating your right-sized resources to Azure for optimal cost. Modernize to platform as a service (PaaS) and software as a service (SaaS) to accelerate innovation and reduce costs.

Comprehensive security and compliance, built in

  • Microsoft invests more than $1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.

  • We employ more than 3,500 security experts who are dedicated to data security and privacy.

  • Azure has more certifications than any other cloud provider. View the comprehensive list.

  • Azure Migrate pricing

    Azure Migrate is free to use with your Azure subscription. You may incur charges for using partner tools for additional capabilities.

Get started with an Azure free account


Start free. Get $200 credit to use within 30 days. While you have your credit, get free amounts of many of our most popular services, plus free amounts of 55+ other services that are always free.


After your credit, move to pay as you go to keep building with the same free services. Pay only if you use more than your free monthly amounts.


After 12 months, you'll keep getting 55+ always-free services—and still pay only for what you use beyond your free monthly amounts.

Frequently asked questions about Azure Migrate

  • Yes. Azure Migrate can be used to modernize your on-premises workloads in Azure after migration and to create a new modernized application in Azure. Learn more about application and database modernization.

  • Azure Migrate features tools and services that support the assessment and migration steps of your cloud migration journey. Get more resources to plan your migration to Azure, including the cloud migration checklist.

  • Yes, Azure Migrate provides a way to move your legacy apps portfolio to the cloud. Learn more with this webinar, Migrate Your Legacy .NET Apps to the Cloud. If your organization uses a mainframe, find out about migrating your mainframe apps to the cloud.

  • Classic Azure Migrate is the original version of Azure Migrate, which only supports VMware virtual machine assessments. Azure Migrate can now be used to assess prior to migrating to and modernizing in Azure. To upgrade to the most recent version of Azure Migrate, follow these instructions.

  • See product availability per region to use the region search tool.

  • Yes, Azure Migrate helps you assess VDI—select Lakeside, a VDI assessment tool, when you create a new project.

  • For information about licensing for a specific partner tool, visit the partner's website or go to Azure Migrate pricing for pricing information.

  • Yes, Azure Migrate features support for physical server assessment and migration.

  • See a list of supported databases.

  • To begin your database migration, first use an Azure Migrate database assessment tool to discover and assess on-premises databases. To migrate your databases, use the Database Migration Service from the Azure Portal, select the subscription used in your Azure Migrate database assessment, and migrate groups and instances from your assessment.

  • Azure Migrate supports discovery and assessment of on-premises resources, and migration to and modernization in Azure. Azure Site Recovery is a disaster recovery solution.

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