Microsoft Azure is a key enabler of the digital transformation journey of our customers today. Customers are using Azure to spur business innovation and realizing how running in Azure makes them more resilient, more agile, and more efficient. They are looking to migrate more and more of their existing portfolio of applications to Azure to realize this value. On the Azure Migrate product team, we are focused on simplifying the migration process for our customers so that they can migrate their workloads swiftly. In July last year, we introduced a new enhanced version of Azure Migrate. Azure Migrate is the hub for all your migration needs featuring a collection of tools across the discovery, assessment, and migration phases for multiple migration scenarios including servers, applications, and databases. We’ve continued to innovate and have since added multiple new capabilities such as agentless application discovery and dependency analysis to make it even easier for you to plan and execute migrations to Azure.
One of the most popular tools in Azure Migrate’s portfolio of tools is the Azure Migrate: Server Migration tool. The server migration tool lets you migrate servers and the applications on them to Azure virtual machines. The server migration tool offers agentless options for migration of VMware and Hyper-V virtual machines, and an agent-based option for migration of physical servers, and servers from other clouds to Azure. Thus, making it easier than ever for our customers to migrate their existing servers and applications to Azure. The agentless capability for migrating VMware virtual machines of the server migration tool, in particular, has been extremely popular with our customers. Our customers are loving the simplicity and ease of use that the agentless method of migration offers and have been using it to migrate 1000s of machines per month.