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Azure VMware Solution

Quickly move or extend VMware environments to Azure while maintaining operational consistency, save big using our VMware Rapid Migration Plan, and unlock 200+ Azure services.

Get fast migration for VMware workloads

  • Choose a convenient migration option that brings together the best of VMware and Azure on fully managed infrastructure.
  • Move to the cloud faster by extending or migrating with no re-platforming, refactoring, or rehosting needed.
  • Use your existing skills and processes. Azure VMware Solution includes VMware vSphere, HCX, NSX, and vSAN.
  • Get unmatched cost savings for Windows and SQL Server customers with free Extended Security Updates.
  • Address a variety of use cases including datacenter exits, licensing concerns, cyberthreats, capacity needs, and capex issues.

Explore migration to Azure VMware Solution

Migration on your terms

Migrate everything as-is to Azure VMware Solution or move cloud-ready workloads to Azure infrastructure as a service (IaaS).


Avoid overprovisioning, hardware refreshes, and decommissioned infrastructure spend by moving to Azure VMware Solution.


Improve IT productivity by leveraging existing VMware skills and resources.

Added value

Allow IT teams to spend more time focusing on projects that add value instead of managing on-premises datacenters and software.


Get business continuity, less downtime, and fewer disruptions with VMware technology fully managed and supported by Microsoft. 


Move faster with a highly productive cloud platform and access to native Azure services and tools.

Built-in security and compliance 

Microsoft has committed to investing $20 billion in cybersecurity over five years.
We employ more than 8,500 security and threat intelligence experts across 77 countries.
Azure has one of the largest compliance certification portfolios in the industry.
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Reduce your IT costs with Azure VMware Solution

Save money with managed infrastructure and scale your environment on demand as your business needs change. Lower your costs with monthly consumption pricing by using your existing on-premises licenses for Windows Server and SQL Server on Azure with Azure Hybrid Benefit, and by purchasing your compute resources in advance with reservation pricing. Get free Extended Security Updates for your Windows and SQL Server workloads in Azure.

See what customers are doing with Azure VMware Solution


  • Popular use cases include:
    • Datacenter footprint reduction.
    • Datacenter expansion based on demand.
    • Disaster recovery and business continuity.
    • Application modernization.
    • Hybrid cloud IT operations.
  • Azure VMware Solution is developed, operated, and supported by Microsoft, and backed and cloud-verified by VMware.
  • Yes, SQL Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 Extended Security Updates are free on Azure.
  • Contact your Microsoft account team or preferred partner to get started.
  • Azure VMware Solution is a Microsoft-managed service, so contact your Microsoft support team if you need support. Microsoft will work with VMware if necessary.
  • Read the Azure SLA.
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Talk to an Azure specialist

Learn about migration best practices and how to build a business case for migrating to Azure VMware Solution.
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Get started with a free account

Start with $200 Azure credit
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Get started with pay-as-you-go pricing

There’s no upfront commitment – cancel anytime.
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