AWS Migration Acceleration Program

Reduce costs, innovate faster, scale globally, and create better customer experiences by migrating with AWS

The AWS Migration Acceleration Program (MAP) is a comprehensive and proven cloud migration program based upon AWS’s experience of migrating a thousand enterprise customers to the cloud. The program packages best practices, tools, expertise, financial incentives, and a partner ecosystem to make cloud adoption easier.

MAP consists of a three-phase journey that helps you achieve your migration goals by reducing migration complexity and costs. Leverage the performance, security, and reliability of the cloud. Begin your journey today.


Cost Savings

By migrating to the cloud, customers obtain 30-50% cost savings, on average. This frees up resources for you to focus on what truly differentiates your company.

Business Agility

Innovate faster at a global scale when you move from on-premises to the cloud. AWS has 175+ fully featured services, by far the most of any cloud provider, which you can leverage to quickly enhance innovation and digital transformation in your business.

Reduce Risk

Customers who move to AWS from on-premises achieve an average of 7x fewer downtime hours. By migrating with AWS, you’ll undergo a secure and proven migration approach that moves you to a more resilient IT model, reducing the risk of project failure and enabling a better customer experience.

Our approach


Leverage our proven migration methodology and comprehensive ecosystem of AWS and Partner tools to execute your migration. To support and sustain your migration efforts, we also offer expert partners to carry out your migrations, our AWS Professional Services team to provide best practices and prescriptive advice, and a training program to help IT professionals understand and accomplish successful migrations.

How it works


Step 1: Assess your readiness

Conduct a migration readiness assessment to identify and evaluate strengths, opportunities for improvement, and business benefits.

Step 2: Mobilize your resources

Create a migration plan and detailed business case. Then, gain experience by migrating pilot workloads.

Step 3: Migrate and modernize your workloads

Execute the large-scale migration plan developed during the mobilize phase with the help of migration-certified AWS Partners and the AWS ProServe team.

We have over 150 certified AWS Migration Competency partners that can help you with your migration journey. These partners have a proven track record, as well as the experts, processes, and technology capabilities necessary, to deliver large-scale migration projects.

Please visit AWS Migration Competency Partners for our full list of partners.

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MAP specialized workloads

MAP for Mainframe

Migrate from mainframe to the cloud to enhance your mission critical applications and data portfolios by taking advantage of the agility, ease of access, and community that exist on the cloud.

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MAP for Windows

Migrate or modernize your Windows workloads to AWS. With MAP for Windows, you can execute large-scale migrations of servers, applications, data centers, and databases.

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MAP for Storage

Migrate or modernize data lakes, enterprise applications, large unstructured data repositories, file shares, home directories, backups, archives, and more with MAP for Storage.

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Additional resources

Migrate with AWS

A collection of best practices, resources, and solutions to help you navigate migration with AWS.

AWS Cloud Enterprise Strategy Blog

Gain insights, best practices, and customer stories from our AWS Enterprise Strategists—former CIOs, CTOs, and VPs from large enterprises who have personally driven a cloud journey to AWS.

AWS Migration Hub

Use Migration Hub to track the progress of application migrations across multiple AWS and partner solutions in a single, centralized location.

Migrate with AWS

Quickly and securely migrate your databases to AWS with AWS Database Migration Service.

AWS Database Migration Service

Learn more about how to move on-premises data to AWS for migrations or ongoing workflows.

Cloud Data Migration

AWS Server Migration Service makes it easier and faster for you to migrate thousands of on-premises workloads to AWS.

AWS Server Migration Service

Realize your desired business outcomes when using the AWS cloud with the help of a global team of experts.

AWS Professional Services

A collection of best practices, resources, and solutions to help you navigate migration with AWS.

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Migrate to fully managed AWS databases
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