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Application and data modernization

Accelerate time to market, deliver innovative experiences, and improve security with Azure application and data modernization.

Deliver enhanced application and data experiences even faster

Modernize your applications and data to accelerate time to market and deliver new experiences. Achieve greater agility and scale with built-in security and high availability.

Improve time to market by using fully managed application and data services such as Azure App Service, Azure Spring Apps, Azure SQL Database Hyperscale, and Azure Cosmos DB. Quickly deploy apps using low-code application development, build on containers with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), manage workstreams with Azure DevOps, and get unmatched technical expertise through Microsoft Unified Support.

Create rich, more personalized experiences for your customers and your employees with Azure Machine Learning and Personalizer, an Azure AI service. Get data-driven insights across applications, infrastructure, and databases to increase efficiencies. Deliver experiences quickly and continuously with high-performance application and database modernization tools such as Azure DevOps and Azure API Management.

Keep workloads more secure with Azure security, optimize throughput with Azure Web Application Firewall, and identify problems in seconds using Azure Monitor. Keep databases up to date and automate tasks like high availability, disaster recovery, backups, and maintaining peak performance with Azure SQL Database. Focus on building apps, not managing databases, with fully managed open-source databases.

Get the most value from the cloud with the application and data modernization that best aligns with your business objectives. Accelerate innovation across hybrid and multicloud environments with Azure Arc, which offers simplified management, faster application development, and consistent Azure services. Organize, govern, and secure apps and data across datacenters, the edge, and multicloud environments.

Learn more about application and data modernization products and services

Azure App Service

Optimize costs, operate confidently, and ship features faster by bringing your apps and data to the cloud.

Azure SQL

Build apps that scale with the pace of your business with managed and intelligent SQL in the cloud.

Azure Spring Apps

Bring modern microservice patterns to Spring Boot to eliminate boilerplate code and develop robust apps in the cloud.

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

Deploy and manage containerized apps easily with a fully managed Kubernetes service.

Azure Database for PostgreSQL

Focus on application innovation, not database management, with fully managed and intelligent PostgreSQL.

Azure Database for MySQL

Easily set up, operate, and scale data with advanced security and high availability.

Migration tools for .NET and Java

Save up to 54 percent vs. on-premises and up to 30 percent vs. AWS by migrating your ASP.NET applications to Azure.1

Azure Migration and Modernization Program

Simplify your move to the cloud with the right mix of expert help at every stage of your migration journey.

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Moving from three custom websites to one unified platform

"Our move to .NET Core, Visual Studio Code, TypeScript, and Azure services worked out just like we had planned. Our new website makes us much more agile in supporting Chipotle's primary mission."

Mike Smith, Lead Software Developer, Chipotle Mexican Grill

Managing rapid growth with Microsoft Power Platform

"Microsoft Power Platform has allowed us to break free of the challenges we had with custom code and innovate quickly on top of our legacy systems."

Bob Means, Director of Business Solutions, Coca-Cola Bottling Company United

Relying on Azure to innovate and increase efficiencies

"Nobody understands .NET and SQL Server better than Microsoft, which, through Azure, gave us a robust set of managed services for migrating our legacy applications to the cloud."

Bev Kite, Chief Information Officer, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Academy of motion arts

Accelerating Java app modernization with Azure

"'Cloud–native' must provide tangible results. Azure Spring Apps helps by taking away the implementation and management effort so we can focus on our core competencies."

Jonathan Jones, Lead Solutions Architect, Group Finance IT, Swiss Re
Swiss Re

Enhancing performance by moving Java apps to Azure

"Azure has accelerated our digital transformation by enabling us to rapidly deliver enhanced digital experiences and innovations."

Nedved Yang, Head of Digital Technology, AIA Singapore

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1 Price-performance claims based on data from a study commissioned by Microsoft and conducted by GigaOm in October 2020. The study compared the price performance of the following environments: On-premises web servers running Windows Server 2016 with a database running Windows Server 2016 and SQL Server 2017; App Service running the PremiumV3 SKU, at the P1 size, with four instances and Azure SQL Database running the Gen5 server type with 4 vCPUs; and an AWS environment on m5d.large EC2 instances provisioned by Elastic Beanstalk with an Amazon RDS db.m5.xlarge database running Microsoft SQL Server 2017. The test application deployed was a Parts Unlimited web store, an ASP.NET application using IIS for a web server and Microsoft SQL Server for the backend. Performance was assessed by running home page load, item search, and item purchase tests, which ran for 60 minutes each. The cost of each environment was calculated using the AWS TCO calculator, AWS Pricing Calculator, and Azure Pricing Calculator. The pricing calculation for Azure used reserved capacity pricing for App Service and Azure SQL Database and the US East region for hosting, while the pricing calculation for AWS used reserved instance pricing and the us-east-1 region for hosting. Pricing includes Azure Hybrid Benefit, which allows existing Windows Server and SQL Server licenses to be applied to Azure virtual machines and Azure SQL Database instances. The total cost is an estimate of running the application for three years. Actual results and prices may vary based on configuration and region.

2 Calculations based on scenarios running 744 hours/month for 12 months at 3-year Reserved Instances or Reserved Capacity. Prices as of 10/24/2018, subject to change. Azure Windows VM calculations based on one D2V3 Azure VM in US West 2 region at the SUSE Linux Enterprise Basic rate. AWS calculations based on one m5.Large VM in US West (Oregon) using Windows Server pay-as-you-go rate for Reserved Instances under Standard 3-year term, all upfront payment. SQL Server calculations based on 8 vCore Azure SQL Database Managed Instance Business Critical in US West 2 running at Azure Hybrid Benefit rate. AWS calculations based on RDS for SQL EE for db.r4.2xlarge on US West (Oregon) in a multi AZ deployment for Reserved Instances under Standard 3-year term, all upfront payment. Extended security updates cost used for AWS is based on Windows Server Standard open NL ERP pricing in USD. 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 details.

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