Posted On: May 18, 2021

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the general availability of AWS Application Migration Service (AWS MGN), a new service that enables organizations to move applications to AWS without making changes to the applications, their architecture, or the migrated servers. AWS Application Migration Service is the primary migration service recommended for lift-and-shift migrations to AWS. Customers currently using CloudEndure Migration or Server Migration Service (SMS) are encouraged to switch to AWS Application Migration Service for future migrations. Visit our product comparison page for specific reasons to use CloudEndure Migration or SMS.

AWS Application Migration Service minimizes time-intensive, error-prone manual processes by automatically converting source servers from physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructure to run natively on AWS. This helps to simplify the migration of all types of applications to AWS, including enterprise applications such as SAP CRM, Oracle E-Business Suite, Microsoft SharePoint, and commercial databases.

AWS Application Migration Service continuously replicates your source servers without interfering with the normal operation of the servers, enables non-disruptive testing prior to cutover, and allows for cutover windows measured in minutes. With AWS Application Migration Service, you use the same straightforward process, regardless of source infrastructure, operating system, or the application being migrated. It does not require server reboots or changes to the source infrastructure.

AWS Application Migration Service is based on the technology of CloudEndure Migration and provides similar capabilities, but is available on the AWS Management Console. This enables seamless integration with other AWS services, such as AWS CloudTrail, Amazon CloudWatch, and AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM).

AWS Application Migration Service is currently available in US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), US East (Ohio), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Europe (Ireland), Europe (Frankfurt), and Europe (Stockholm).

You can use AWS Application Migration Service free for 90 days for each server you want to migrate. You pay only for AWS infrastructure that is provisioned during migration and after cutover, such as compute (Amazon EC2) and storage (Amazon EBS) resources. Visit the pricing page for additional details. 

To learn more about AWS Application Migration Service, see our documentation. To get started, sign in to the AWS Application Migration Service Console.