Data center migration

Migrate your IT landscape to Google Cloud on your terms

From assessment to optimization, navigate your custom cloud journey — faster and simpler than you thought possible. Whether you need to decommission or consolidate on-premises data centers, migrate existing VMs as is or upgrade them to containers, or transform applications into cloud services, we'll help solve your toughest problems.

Explore your cloud migration options

There are a number of ways to approach your cloud migration. From an all-in-one cloud to a hybrid of public cloud and private computing environments, we can help you find the setup that's right for your business.

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Evaluate your migration strategies

Lift and shift

Shift infrastructure and apps from on-premises into the cloud, such as migrating VMs as is from on-premises to GCP.

When to consider

Best served for minimal architecture changes.

Move and improve

Migrate applications as is, such as converting a system into a container. Then enhance these apps post-migration.

When to consider

Intended for those who need Google Cloud partner support for modernizing on-premises apps.

Rebuild in the cloud

Modernize your traditional on-premises applications by rebuilding them in the cloud, using our serverless computing platform.

When to consider

A good idea when a cloud-native app is required.

A phased approach to migration

Whether you're a small business or large enterprise, our products, services, and partners can meet your migration needs.

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Common migration solutions

Migrate your IT landscape with confidence thanks to Google Cloud solutions and products that cover VMs, apps, databases, and more migration use cases.

Customer stories

Story features

  • Migrated 200,000+ websites to GCP in two weeks

  • Reduced cloud infrastructure costs by 40%

  • Supported 99.95% uptime across 200,000+ websites


  • Fastly

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Key benefits

Migrate to a more secure cloud

With full visibility into our system, Google Cloud helps minimize threats and secure your data across our data centers, hardware, and network cables.

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Security, privacy, and compliance controls are independently verified regularly.

1 billion+

Gmail accounts and Chrome users defended


web pages scanned every minute for malicious intent

Grow confidently on our purpose-built infrastructure

As the largest privately managed network, Google Cloud runs the same products and services that support over one billion users without compromising performance, agility, or cost.

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average savings with automatic discounts and rightsizing


faster TPUs than contemporary GPUs and CPUs

Prep for post-migration success with Anthos

Build, manage, and run modern hybrid applications on existing on-premises hardware or in multiple public clouds.

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software-based solution — no forced stack refresh


hardware, software and system integration partners available


independent software vendors committed to integrating with Anthos