AWS Server Migration Service

Migrate your on-premises workloads to AWS

Product Update: We recommend AWS Application Migration Service (AWS MGN) as the primary migration service for lift-and-shift migrations. If AWS MGN is not available in a specific AWS Region, you can use AWS Server Migration Service (AWS SMS) APIs until March 31, 2023.

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Introducing AWS Application Migration Service

AWS Application Migration Service (AWS MGN) is the primary migration service recommended for lift-and-shift migrations to AWS. Customers currently using Server Migration Service (SMS) are encouraged to switch to Application Migration Service for future migrations.

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

With AWS Application Migration Service, you can migrate your applications from physical infrastructure, VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (AmazonEC2), Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), and other clouds to AWS. 

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Easy to get started

Start and manage server migration with AWS Command Line Interface. AWS Server Migration Service will automatically replicate live server volumes to AWS and create Amazon Machine Images (AMI) as needed.


Create and manage a customized replication schedule designed for large-scale migrations, and track the progress of each migration.


Perform migrations faster while minimizing network bandwidth, by migrating only incremental changes made to on-premises servers.


AWS Server Migration Service is free to use; pay only for the storage resources used during the migration process. Learn more.

Minimize downtime

Incremental server replication allows you to reduce server downtime significantly.

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