Your journey to GCP made easy
Moving VMs to the cloud can deliver compelling benefits, but the mechanics of data and workload migration may strain limited IT resources. Google offers solutions for customers migrating VMs to GCP at no additional cost, as well as an extensive ecosystem of partners to help with discovery and assessment, planning, migration, special use cases, and more.
VM migration strategies
Lift and shift as is
Moving VMs to the cloud has many benefits, including helping you escape capital-intensive refresh cycles. With our partners' on-premises discovery and analysis tools, you can understand the cost benefit of moving to the cloud. Once you're ready, our industry-leading solution, Velostrata, can migrate your VMs to Compute Engine for free*, delivering a fast, frictionless migration journey.
*The Velostrata product/service is free to use; consumption of GCP resources will be billed at standard rates.
Upgrade to containers
For some VMs, it may be possible to expand the benefits you receive when you migrate them into the cloud by also upgrading them to containers. To do that, we’re launching our Anthos Migrate beta soon, which helps you migrate VMs from on-premises or other clouds directly into containers in Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) without having to modify the VMs or rewrite the applications beforehand. Anthos Migrate is powered by our Velostrata technology, so you can migrate and modernize your VMs in one smooth motion.
A phased approach to migration
Whether you're a small business or large enterprise, our products, services, and partners can meet your VM migration needs.
Migrating VMs to GCP
When you're ready to execute, Google offers a wide range of products and services to help you migrate your VMs to GCP.
Velostrata, Google Cloud's agentless streaming cloud migration solution, moves your applications from on-premises or other clouds into Compute Engine or containers in GKE with speed and simplicity.
During this week-long, hands-on workshop, Google Cloud experts work alongside your team to set up your foundational infrastructure in GCP and migrate an application.
Transfer Appliance is a rackable high-capacity storage server that you set up in your data center. You fill it with data and ship it to an ingest location. Then we'll upload the data to Cloud Storage.
Assessment and planning
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Self-service migration resources
If you prefer to move your VMs to GCP on your own, check out our best-practices documentation and platform resources for more information.
Importing boot disk images to Compute Engine
Best practices for enterprise organizations
Google Cloud Platform for AWS professionals
Google Cloud migration center
Understanding the Velostrata technology for mass migrations into Google Cloud Platform
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