AWS Migration Acceleration Program

Accelerate your cloud migration and modernization journey with an outcome-driven methodology

The AWS Migration Acceleration Program (MAP) is a comprehensive and proven cloud migration program based upon AWS’s experience migrating thousands of enterprise customers to the cloud. Enterprise migrations can be complex and time-consuming, but MAP can help you accelerate your cloud migration and modernization journey with an outcome-driven methodology.

MAP provides tools that reduce costs and automate and accelerate execution, tailored training approaches and content, expertise from Partners in the AWS Partner Network, a global partner community, and AWS investment. MAP also uses a proven three-phased framework (Assess, Mobilize, and Migrate and Modernize) to help you achieve your migration goals. Through MAP, you can build strong AWS cloud foundations, accelerate and reduce risk, and offset the initial cost of migrations. Leverage the performance, security, and reliability of the cloud. Begin your journey today.


Reduce Cost

Decrease your IT costs by moving infrastructure and applications to the cloud, and free up resources to focus on what truly differentiates your business. By migrating legacy applications to the cloud, can achieve 31% average infrastructure savings*.

Boost Staff Productivity

Enable your employees to shift from tactical to strategic work and dramatically scale their efforts by reducing time spent on system administration tasks. Customers who migrate to AWS will be able to run their IT infrastructure management 62% more efficient.

Improve Operational Resilience

Strengthen your IT security and increase service availability and reliability, including gaining the ability to respond to rapidly changing levels of demand. Customers who move to AWS from on-premises achieve a reduction of 69% in unplanned downtime**.

Increase Business Agility

Accelerate innovation at a global scale by retiring your technical debt and reducing deployment timelines to complete projects faster.

*IDC #US43535718 - Fostering Business and Organizational Transformation to Generate Business Value with Amazon Web Services; February 2018
**Nucleus Research - Guidebook Understanding the Value of Migrating from On-premises to AWS for Application Security and Performance; June 2020 

Our approach

MAP supports specialized workloads through comprehensive tooling, services, guidance, training, and additional incentives. Specialized workload support is avaliable for Mainframe, Windows, storage, VMware, SAP, databases, and Amazon Connect.


MAP consists of an agile-based migration methodology that uses proven frameworks to evaluate a customer’s capabilities and environment to reduce the cost and risk of migrations.


AWS and our technology partners offer tools that reduce cost and automate and accelerate various aspects of migrations.


AWS offers a range of trainings to make IT professionals knowledgeable on AWS services, architecting on AWS, running cloud operations, and a specialty course — migrating to AWS.

Professional Services

AWS Professional Services has successfully completed hundreds of migrations and captured those learnings in a set of cloud migration best practices available to customers and partners.


AWS Migration Competency Partners have a proven track record of delivering large-scale migrations and having the people, process, and technology capabilities available to help customers.


AWS investments, in the form AWS service credits or partner investments, are intended to help customers offset one-time migration expenses, e.g., labor, training, and running parallel environments 

How it works

Step 1: Assess your readiness

The migration readiness assessment helps you identify gaps along the six dimensions of the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework - business, process, people, platform, operations, and security. This assessment enables you to identify the capabilities required in the migration and build a TCO model for your migration project.

Step 2: Mobilize your resources

The mobilize phase helps you build an operational foundation for your migration, with the goal of fixing the capability gaps identified in the assessment phase. The mobilize phase accelerates your migration decisions by providing clear guidance on migration plans that improve the success of your migration.

Step 3: Migrate and modernize your workloads

AWS Migration Services, AWS Professional Services team, and AWS Migration Partners help you execute the large-scale migration plan developed during the mobilize phase.

MAP specialized workloads

MAP specialized workloads is a scaling mechanism designed to accelerate migration and modernization of on-premises workloads to AWS. MAP specialized workloads are available for Mainframe, Windows, Storage, VMware, SAP, Databases, and Connect. 

Migrate your Mainframe workloads

Migrate from Mainframe to the cloud to enhance your mission critical applications and data portfolios with MAP for Mainframe.

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Migrate your Windows workloads

Execute large-scale migrations of servers, applications, data centers, and databases with MAP for Windows.

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Migrate your 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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Migration customer success stories

Change Healthcare Migrates to Cloud in 60 Days and Drives Innovation with AWS.

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GoDaddy Works with AWS Professional Services to Accelerate Application Onboarding.

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SBI Sumishin Net Bank Cuts Costs by More Than 80% Over 5 Years, Lays Foundation for Cloud-based Call Center.

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We have over 200 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.

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Migrate with AWS

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

AWS Application Migration Service

AWS Application Migration Service allows you to quickly realize the benefits of migrating applications to the cloud without changes and with minimal downtime.

Migration Evaluator

Migration Evaluator quickly provides you with a business case to make sound AWS planning and migration decisions.

AWS Migration Hub

AWS Migration Hub provides a single location for you to track the progress of application migrations across multiple AWS and partner solutions. 

AWS Database Migration Service

AWS Database Migration Service helps you migrate databases to AWS quickly and securely.

AWS Modernization EBA (ModAx)

Structured program to work with AWS modernization specialists to identify potential modernization opportunities, prioritize, and develop a minimum viable product (MVP) to expedite your modernization journey.

Evaluate your specific migration needs

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Migrate workloads using AWS Application Migration Service

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Migrate to fully managed AWS databases
Migrate to fully managed AWS databases

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