AWS Windows Migration Accelerator

Save costs with AWS Promotional Credits when you accelerate migrations of Windows and Linux workloads to AWS.

With customers running Microsoft workloads on AWS for more than 12 years, we have the most experience with Microsoft applications in the cloud and can deliver performance, security, reliability, and cost savings.

AWS Windows Migration Accelerator helps reduce the cost of your migration when you accelerate the migration of Windows and Linux servers. When you use AWS Application Migration Service (AWS MGN) to migrate at least 80 servers to AWS in a month – including at least 25 Windows servers – you may be eligible to receive a $250 AWS Promotional Credit per server migrated.

Until September 30, 2022, we will apply a discount in the form of (i) a $250 AWS Promotional Credit for each Windows server you migrate to AWS using AWS Application Migration Service and (ii) a $250 AWS Promotional Credit for every Linux server you migrate to AWS using AWS Application Migration Service up to twice the number of migrated Windows servers under (i), for every calendar month that you migrate at least 80 servers total including at least 25 Microsoft Windows servers during this time.

If you migrate fewer than 80 servers in a calendar month, we will apply a discount in the form of (i) a $200 AWS Promotional Credit for each Windows server you migrate to AWS using AWS Application Migration Service and (ii) a $200 AWS Promotional Credit for every Linux server you migrate to AWS using AWS Application Migration Service up to twice the number of migrated Windows servers under (i), for every calendar month that you migrate at least 40 servers total including at least 14 Microsoft Windows servers during this
time.

Migrated servers must continuously run on AWS for at least four weeks after migration. We will review metrics from your use of AWS Application Migration Service (including instance type or other information you provide to us) to determine eligibility for credits. AWS Promotional Credits are subject to the terms and conditions found at https://aws.amazon.com/awscredits/ and are valid for one year from the applicable disbursement date.

AWS Windows Migration Accelerator is available in all Regions in which AWS Application Migration Service is supported.

  Calendar month requirement Minimum Windows servers requirement in calendar month AWS Promotional Credit

Tier 2

Total servers migrated in a calendar month: 40-79

14 Windows servers

$200 credit per qualified server according to the terms and conditions

Tier 1

Total servers migrated in a calendar month: at least 80 servers 25 Windows servers $250 credit per qualified server according to the terms and conditions
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Benefits

Decrease migration costs

AWS Windows Migration Accelerator includes best practices and tools to help you reduce the cost of your migration. You can also receive AWS Promotional Credits to offset costs of simultaneously running two environments during migration.

Simplify and expedite migration

AWS Application Migration Service allows you to migrate applications to AWS without changes and with minimal downtime. AWS Windows Migration Accelerator offers AWS Promotional Credits when you migrate at least 80 servers to help you reach your migration goals faster.

Reduce risk

AWS Windows Migration Accelerator encourages you to set a more predictable migration schedule and allows you to better plan for costs for the 50-70% of your portfolio that can typically be rehosted. This way, your migration can be completed on time and within budget, and you can focus on more complex workloads and modernization.

Migrate servers to AWS with AWS Application Migration Service

Use AWS Application Migration Service to rehost applications and data without changes and with minimal downtime, allowing faster time to production. You can immediately take advantage of in-cloud benefits, such as elasticity and increased security. Modernizing applications is easier once they are in the cloud and can use the technology available on AWS. The Cloud Migration Factory on AWS can help you coordinate and automate large-scale migrations to AWS. AWS Professional Services or an AWS partner can be engaged to assist you if needed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will the servers I have migrated with other AWS services (other than AWS Application Migration Service) be counted towards this program?
No, only servers migrated with AWS Application Migration Service will be counted for this program. 

Will my Linux servers qualify for this program?
We will apply the appropriate discount in the form of (i) an AWS Promotional Credit for each Windows server you migrate to AWS using AWS Application Migration Service and (ii) an AWS Promotional Credit for every Linux server you migrate to AWS using AWS Application Migration Service up to twice the number of migrated Windows servers under (i). 

How do I sign up?
No sign up is required. Your AWS account automatically qualifies when you meet the program terms per calendar month using AWS Application Migration Service. The program resets monthly, and credits will be paid only for calendar months where the program terms were met. 

When do I get the credits?
Credits will be calculated and paid upon completion of the program at the end of the term. 

I have several AWS accounts that I use for migration. Can I combine the accounts to qualify for this promotion?
Even though the program pertains to single AWS accounts based on the account ID, you might be able to combine eligibility across multiple account IDs. Please email WMA-MGN@amazon.com with your account IDs for consideration. 

Can you give me a few examples of how this program works?

  1. A customer migrates 30 servers in a calendar month: no credits are provided, as the customer did not meet the minimum requirements of 40 servers per month.
  2. A customer migrates 90 servers in a calendar month, of which 27 are Windows servers: 81 servers will qualify for credits (27 Windows servers qualify up to an additional 54 Linux servers, 9 Linux servers will not qualify for credits).
  3. A customer migrates 90 servers in a calendar month, of which 20 are Windows servers. Credits will be applied for some of the servers: 20 Windows servers and 40 Linux servers.

What if I have questions or want to know my status?
Please reach out to your AWS account team or email WMA-MGN@amazon.com

Resources

Contact us for more information.

Learn more about AWS Application Migration Service.

Review the Cloud Migration Factory on AWS implementation guide.

See best practices for large migrations to AWS based on customer experiences.