Posted On: Nov 19, 2018

AWS Server Migration Service (SMS) now allows you to save on-premises server volumes as an encrypted Amazon Machine Image (AMI). You can use this feature to encrypt all of the replicated data that is stored in your EBS volumes, enabling you to easily migrate workloads that have additional security and compliance requirements.

SMS uses AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) customer master keys (CMKs) to encrypt AMIs, providing you all the benefits associated with using AWS KMS. You can specify your own CMK identifier or leverage the default CMK used by EBS.

AWS Server Migration Service is a HIPAA Eligible Service which makes it easier and faster for you to migrate on-premises workloads to AWS from VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V environments. It allows you to automate, schedule, and track incremental replications of live server volumes. Each replicated server volume is saved as a new Amazon Machine Image (AMI), which can be launched as an EC2 instance. This capability is available in all AWS Regions where AWS Server Migration Service is currently available. To learn more, visit AWS Server Migration Service (SMS).