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Get Started with AWS Application Discovery Service

AWS Application Discovery Service helps enterprise customers plan migration projects by gathering information about their on-premises data centers.

Planning data center migrations can involve thousands of workloads that are often deeply interdependent. Server utilization data and dependency mapping are important early first steps in the migration process. AWS Application Discovery Service collects and presents configuration, usage, and behavior data from your servers to help you better understand your workloads.

The collected data is retained in encrypted format in an AWS Application Discovery Service data store. You can export this data as a CSV file and use it to estimate the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of running on AWS and to plan your migration to AWS. In addition, this data is also available in AWS Migration Hub, where you can migrate the discovered servers and track their progress as they get migrated to AWS.

Fast, Consistent Performance

Reliable Discovery for Migration Planning

AWS Application Discovery Service collects server specification information, performance data, and details of running processes and network connections. This data can be used to perform a detailed cost estimate in advance of migrating to AWS, or to group servers into applications for planning purposes.


Integrated with Migration Hub

AWS Application Discovery Service is integrated with AWS Migration Hub, which simplifies your migration tracking. After performing discovery and grouping your servers as applications, you can use Migration Hub to track the status of migrations across your application portfolio.

Fully Managed

Protect Data with Encryption

AWS Application Discovery Service provides protection for the collected data by encrypting it both in transit to AWS and at rest within the Application Discovery Service data store.

Event Driven Programming

Engage with Migration Experts

AWS Professional Services and APN Migration Partners have helped many enterprise customers successfully complete their migration to the cloud. These professionals are trained to analyze Application Discovery Service output and can help you gain further insights about your on-premises environment and recommend appropriate migration strategies.


Discover On-Premises Infrastructure

AWS Application Discovery Service collects server hostnames, IP addresses, MAC addresses, and resource allocation and utilization details of key resources including CPU, network, memory, and disk. This information can then be used to size AWS resources when you migrate.


Identify Server Dependencies

AWS Application Discovery Service agents record inbound and outbound network activity for each server. This data can then be used to understand the dependencies across servers.


Measure Server Performance

AWS Application Discovery Service captures performance information about applications and processes by measuring host CPU, memory, and disk use, as well as disk and network performance (e.g., latency and throughput). This information lets you establish a performance baseline to use as a comparison after you migrate to AWS.

Getting started with AWS Application Discovery Service is easy. Simply log into the Migration Hub console, and start your discovery in just a few clicks.

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