Posted On: Apr 18, 2019

AWS Server Migration Service (SMS) now offers support for migrating virtual machines (VMs) running in Microsoft Azure to the AWS cloud. The new capability makes it easier for you to migrate existing applications running in Microsoft Azure to the AWS cloud to take advantage of greater reliability, faster performance, more security capabilities, and lower costs.  

AWS Server Migration Service is an agentless service which makes it easier and faster for you to migrate your existing workloads to AWS. It allows you to automate, schedule, and track incremental replications of live server volumes, making it easier to coordinate large-scale server migrations. Until now, customers could migrate VMs running in VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V environments. Starting today, customers can use the simplicity and ease of use of Server Migration Service to also migrate VMs running in Microsoft Azure. You can discover Azure VMs, group them into applications, and migrate the application group as a single unit without having to go through the hassle of coordinating the replication of individual servers or decoupling application dependencies. Server Migration Service significantly reduces the time to migrate applications and lessens the risk of errors in the migration process.

All capabilities of Server Migration Service are offered free of cost. Customers only pay for the resources they use such as EBS and EC2. To learn more, visit AWS Server Migration Service (SMS) and the technical documentation page.