Amazon introduced a new service, it is to help customers manage the “lift and shift” migration of the applications to AWS (Amazon Web Services), as per the blog post by the company.

Channy Yun, a Principal Developer Advocate for AWS, wrote on May 17, 2021, said, “The AWS Application Migration Service will assist in minimizing time-intensive, error-prone manual processes by automatically replicating entire servers and converting customers’ source servers from physical, virtual, or cloud infrastructure to run natively on AWS.”

He also said that the service makes things easier by automating the migration process for several AWS applications.

Until now, customers have used CloudEndure Migration or AWS SMS for the process, and AWS has urged customers to switch over to Application Migration Service. It allows users to move the application to AWS without making many changes to the application or migrated servers.

The application migration service cuts down the headache and costs involved in migration as users won’t have to pay for specialized cloud development, multiple migration solutions, or application-specific skills.

The service is available to customers located across the US, Asia Pacific region, and Europe. Apart from these regions, others will have to continue using CloudEndure Migration.

Amazon specified that the service is only free for 90 days. After that, it will get chargeable for any AWS infrastructure provisioned during migration and after cutover.