Azure Migration And Modernization Made Easier
Microsoft has renamed its Azure Migration Program that provides customers guidance and best practices for migrating to the cloud to the Azure Migration and Modernization Program, or AMMP. AMMP received new support for Azure Spring Cloud and Azure Cosmos DB, Microsoft announced in July.
As for app modernization tools, the Azure Migrate: App Containerization tool that helps users containerize and deploy .NET and Java applications onto Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) expanded support for container deployments to Azure App Service and enabled management of application certificates, parameterized configurations and other application secrets through Azure Key Vault, according to Microsoft.
The company also made Azure Arc-enabled Azure SQL generally available in July for customers to manage hybrid SQL Server environments during and after migration, according to Microsoft.
In September, Microsoft launched a public preview of an expanded Azure SQL Migration that works with Azure Data Studio to guide users through the database migration, whether the migration is from on-premises to Azure Virtual Machines or a migration and modernization to platform-as-a-service Azure SQL Managed Instance.
The extension also assesses SQL Server databases for Azure suitability and readiness, according to Microsoft.