Migrating to the cloud doesn't have to be difficult, but taking the first step to migrate applications and workloads can be a struggle for many organizations. Before you can start, you'll need to have visibility of your on-premises environment and its dependencies, you'll need to know the expected cost savings when moving to the cloud through intelligent right-sizing, and that you'll want to make sure you have access to migration tools that will enable a seamless transition, without impacting your business.

Your efforts don't stop there. After you have migrated, you'll need to monitor your applications and workload to ensure they're running at peak performance and using the right amount of resources. Sounds exhausting, right? With the wrong set of tools and services, it can be. That's why Microsoft is taking the pain out of migrating. Through our investments in Azure and our vast ecosystem of partners, we're enabling a fast and friction-free migration effort, so you can start taking advantage of the cloud sooner.

Use the tools, services and resources on this site to make the migration process easier and drive your cloud success faster.

Some of the most time consuming and problematic tasks in any cloud migration project can be assessing the existing infrastructure, analyzing the capability of workloads to move seamlessly to the cloud, and most importantly, determining the overall cost of the applications and workloads once in the cloud. Azure Migration's intelligent discovery and analysis solutions provide a blueprint of your on-premises applications, including their dependencies, resource allocations and performance history. Smart resource utilization assessment lets you quickly compare how resources are assigned for your on-premises virtual machines, and see what the recommended configuration and size will be once migrated to Azure. You'll have confidence that your workloads will run in Azure, just as you expect them to. Overcome the common barriers of migration with a full compatibility report, including guidelines and best practices to remediate potential issues, migration paths, and recommended configuration changes with schema incompatibilities for your databases.

Migration doesn't mean downtime. Get there faster—and smarter—with flexible, powerful tools that help ensure a successful workload migration and validation of all cloud applications and their dependencies.

Cloud enables organizations to transform their business processes in terms of performance, reliability and security. Migrating is just the first step—to get the most out of your cloud investments, you need continuous optimization and monitoring. Without the right tools and processes, this can be time consuming. . Microsoft's Azure Migration solution monitors, maintains, and optimizes your application portfolio, no matter where it runs. It ensures the infrastructure is prepared for your demand and growth with ongoing real-time cost optimization reporting and continued assessment of the migrated applications and workloads.

Discover

Discover

With Discovery, you take an inventory of your resources to determine where migration should start. This process includes: identifying applications, scoring readiness for migration, mapping the current machine configuration to optimal Azure virtual machines, and analyzing costs for your new Azure environment.

Migrate

Migrate

During the migration process, software tools replicate the virtual machines, applications, and data to Azure. You might also decide to containerize existing applications for greater economies of scale. The goal is to ensure limited impact to your business and fast migration.

Optimize

Optimize

Optimization is often a continuous fine-tuning of your resources, rather than a single step. Optimization requires tools and services to strengthen security, management task consolidation for greater performance tuning, and continual right-sizing for your environment to maximize ROI.

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Movere

Movere is your SaaS IT management platform, where pure data meets human intelligence. Using a secure, lightweight deployment, Movere quickly collects IT data and automatically integrates it into a single pane of glass for full visibility. Interact and personalize your data with category tagging and unlock the power to optimize your on-premises, hybrid or cloud IT environment.

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Cloudamize

Cloudamize is a cloud computing analytics platform that speeds and simplifies cloud migration. Using Cloudamize's automated, in-depth analytics, customers can: calculate Azure migration TCO; discover all applications and their dependencies; identify the optimal machines and storage options to migrate each workload to; design a phased migration plan; and automate migration to Azure via integration with Azure Site Recovery (ASR).

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TSO Logic

TSO Logic enables Microsoft customers and partners to drive Azure migrations faster. Delivered as a service, their automated platform simplifies discovery, optimizes cloud planning and delivers an ROI analysis. Fast, agentless and grounded in hard data.

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Cloud Physics

Traveling without moving—simulate the cost of running on Azure with CloudPhysics. CloudPhysics enables data-driven collaborations with partners and vendors through analytical assessments of your operational infrastructure. Insights into Azure cost, configuration, and performance options create measurable, expected ROI and effective engagements, helping users identify candidate workloads, analyze the migration execution team, and present outcomes to the CxO.

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Intigua

Intigua is the automation framework for IT operations teams, offering special-purpose tooling for managing agent lifecycle. With Intigua for Azure Migrate, you can set up the Azure Migrate agents (MMA + dependency agents) simply across large applications, both Windows and Linux. No need to use SCCM or to open any network ports, just click, map and migrate.

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Velostrata

Velostrata's cloud migration and workload mobility platform migrates applications into Azure with speed, scale and simplicity. Our agentless architecture decouples compute from storage, so applications are up and running in Azure within minutes, while data transfers in the background. Velostrata also provides pre-migration cloud testing and stateful on-prem rollback. Unlike other migration solutions, Velostrata eliminates process unpredictability, cutover complexity, and data loss risks.

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CloudEndure

CloudEndure enables organizations to replicate complex Windows/Linux workloads into Azure from any physical, virtual, or cloud-based infrastructure without downtime, disruption, or data loss. Using continuous block-level replication, one-minute image conversion, and automated orchestration technologies, CloudEndure simplifies the migration and recovery process, minimizes cutover/failover windows to minutes, and eliminates complexity and the potential for human error.

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CloudAtlas

CloudPilot's static code analysis ensures a deep understanding of applications and data to successfully migrate them with ‘No Code Changes' to Azure Containers, Azure VMs, or Azure App Services (PaaS). Migrate in minutes, not months. CloudPilot checks applications for compliance with Security, Governance & Regulatory Compliance (GRC), and with coding best practices to reduce migration risks and costs.

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Corent

Corent Technology collaborates with Microsoft Azure to provide some of the futuristic migration methodologies for migrating any application to Azure Cloud from your data center, private cloud or other public cloud. SurPaaS® MaaS™ analyzes and helps you to strategize your migration plan by providing you with numerous suggestions and advisories – smart re-architecting suggestions, business and operations feasibility reports, PaaS integration, cost modelling and comparison, and many more.

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