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AMMP now supports net new cloud native apps, Enterprise iPaaS and Azure Red Hat OpenShift (ARO) as a destination in addition to modernization of existing applications & databases.


Deploy Azure Arc to workloads that are sequenced to move later or not ready to move yet.


Get qualified as an AMMP partner with a supported Advanced Specialization (see eligibility criteria below) - learn more and apply

The Azure Migration and Modernization Program (AMMP) helps you accelerate your customers cloud journey with the right mix of best practice guidance, resources, and expert help at every stage. We meet customers wherever they are in their cloud journey and help them move forward with confidence – right from planning the move to making it happen successfully.

All customers can access self-guided resources, free migration tools, step-by-step technical guidance, training, and help in finding an expert partner.

Azure Migration and Modernization Program benefits

Meet the customer where they are

Partner at the center of execution, by design

Accelerate cloud journey through agile funds and resources

Deliver success as a single unit with Azure engineering and Microsoft sellers

Alex McLoughlin, Commercial and Solutions Director for Claranet’s cloud business talks about how the Azure Migration and Modernization Program has enabled customers to transform and grow with everchanging demands.

Sachin Parikh, Vice President of Business Development, talks about driving cloud adoption in the last 18 months and how the Azure Migration and Modernization Program has allowed them to quickly accelerate their customers’ digital transformation to Azure.

"With the Cloud Adoption Framework and the Azure Migration program, Microsoft is bringing a tremendous toolset for the customer and our goal is to help the customer use that toolset in the most effective way, reducing complexity and optimizing costs."

- Geir Gulliksen , CEO, Crayon Norway

See how CoreAzure uses Microsoft Azure to transform the learning landscape for the Education sector in the UK.

"Our business is built on automation and agility and that is why the Azure Migration Program excites us, it creates a predictable business case for the customer, and offers a repeatable, yet agile engine to move to the cloud."

- Jan Kritz, CEO, Nordcloud

"With these uncertain times, certain industries are looking to transition to the cloud now to save their businesses and the Azure Migration Program provides that incentive, agility and real support directly from Microsoft, working with us to accelerate this move for the customer."

- Christiano Knott, Microsoft Global Alliance Director, SoftwareONE

"The Azure Migration & Modernization Program offers the strong foundation for those customers committing to Azure to improve business performance, become more efficient, and enable scalability."

- Rupert Lehner, SVP - Central & Eastern Europe, Fujitsu

AMMP eligibility criteria for partners

Infra & Database Migration
  • WS/SQL: Azure Expert MSP/Advanced Specialization in WS/SQL
  • Linux, My SQL: Azure Expert MSP/Advanced Specialization in Linux
  • Azure VMware Solution: Azure Expert MSP / Advanced Specialization in Azure Vmware Solutions
VDI Deployment

Advanced Specialization for Azure Virtual Desktop

Qualified partners can also perform Citrix/Vmware migrations to Azure Virtual Desktop

App & Data Modernization

Advanced Specialization in Modernization of Web Apps
Advanced Specialization in Kubernetes

The partner opportunity with migration

Unlock market potential

The partner business landscape for cloud migration, modernization, and next generation managed services has continued to evolve as businesses become increasingly mature in their cloud journeys. Helping customers get out of their data centers, while still expected, is no longer by itself enough. Customers now recognize that cloud use cases extend beyond simply cost savings and that partners play a critical role in helping them unlock these benefits.

A Forrester Total Economic Impact (TEI) study found that Partners that engage in cloud strategy and migration tend to uncover downstream professional services opportunities in app modernization and cloud-native app development, which require more specialized skills and bring in higher gross margins. The study found that 90% of strategy engagements lead to migration projects, and 70% of migration projects lead to modernization projects.*

To help you seize this opportunity and accelerate your customers’ digital transformation, Microsoft is investing to create a flexible, cost-effective, and high-confidence program to simplify and accelerate the migration and modernization journey, helping to unlock your high-value services with velocity.

*Forrester Research

Help customers save money, stay secure, and scale on-demand

In today’s challenging times, most IT leaders are thinking hard about ways to drive operational efficiencies for their broader organization. In practice, this means critical choices such as running their own datacenters vs. migrating to the cloud. Most customers get that the cloud provides global reach, on-demand scale, and cost savings, but they might be unsure how to go about navigating the cloud journey in a cost-effective, low-risk manner. When migrating to the cloud, Azure can provide unique and differentiated value that can help customers save. Read the latest blog to see how.

Migrate efficiently on your terms

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