Azure Migrate enables "frictionless" VMware migrations, but rubs VMware the wrong way

Microsoft has launched the preview of Azure Migrate, designed to enable frictionless migration of VMware-virtualized Windows and Linux virtual machines to Azure. But, VMware advises against a migration solution that it did not help to engineer.

Microsoft first announced a limited preview at Ignite 2017 in September, and "we are humbled" by the response, writes the company's Shon Shah, principal program manager lead of Azure Migrate in a blog post.

As Shah describes Azure Migrate:


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About Dann Anthony Maurno

Dann Anthony Maurno is a seasoned business journalist who began his career as International Marketing Manager with Lilly Software, then moved on as a freelancer to write for such prestigious clients as CFO Magazine; Compliance Week;Manufacturing Business Technology; Decision Resources, Inc.; The Economist Intelligence Unit; and corporate clients such as Iron Mountain, Microsoft and SAP. He is the co-author of Thin Air: How Wireless Technology Supports Lean Initiatives(CRC/Productivity Press, 2010).

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