Migration Options from VMware to Azure Stack HCI

Many organizations are planning to leave VMware and choose another virtualization and hybrid cloud solution. Many are choosing Microsoft Azure Stack HCI with Hyper-V as their complete hybrid cloud solution. One of the tasks admins will face when they migrate to Azure Stack HCI is deciding which application they’ll use to migrate their VMs from VMware to Hyper-V. Here are three available options: Azure Migrate, Veeam Backup & Replication and Commvault Cloud.

Azure Migrate (preview) is a streamlined migration subscription service from Microsoft that enables you to replicate and migrate VMware VMs to Hyper-V and move VMs back and forth between on-premises and Azure. Although the application is in Azure, all data remains on-premises. It’s free for the first 180 days, so admins can migrate without incurring cost.

Veeam Backup & Replication enables admins to migrate VMs across VMware and Hyper-V, and back and forth on-premises and the cloud. Veeam is also a powerful backup and recovery solution with analytics and orchestration. It’s a single, user-friendly and software-defined solution that works with any storage setup. It also lets you organize and manage backups and use policy-based tiering to archive data across different storage classes.

With Commvault Cloud, admins can migrate VMs across VMware and Hyper-V and back and forth between on-premises and the cloud. Commvault delivers a complete backup, recovery, and cybersecurity solution. It also includes analytics, orchestration, AI, and optional backup and recovery services.

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Azure Migrate (preview)
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Veeam Backup & Replication
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Commvault Cloud
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Customer profileCustomers with less than 500 VMs to migrate.

Larger VMs will need to use a different tool.
Customers with more than 500 VMs to migrate.Customers with more than 500 VMs to migrate.
Host & VM compatibilityHyper-V and VMware.
Windows and Linux VMs
Hyper-V, VMware, Nutanix

Windows and Linux VMs, physical servers
Hyper-V, VMware, Nutanix.
Windows and Linux VMs
FeesFREE
 
Free for the first 180 days for each machine. After 180 days, $25 per replicated instance.
$ for migration only.

$$$$ for full backup & replication subscription licensing and optional cloud services.
$$$
Subscription license determined by number of sockets, instances, and capacity. Perpetual licensing eliminated in 2022.
Migration methodUses Azure to manage migration, but all data remains on-premises, unless choosing to move to Azure.Application-managed all on-premises, unless moving to cloud.
FeaturesApplication-managed all on-premises, unless moving to cloud.Hybrid cloud backup & recovery
Migration and replication
Monitoring & analytics
Cyber threat detection and mitigation
Orchestration
Hybrid cloud backup & recovery
Migration and replication
Monitoring and analytics
Cyber threat detection and mitigation
Commvault Cloud services & clean room AI

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