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Microsoft (MSFT - Get Report) announced Thursday it was acquiring Movere, a start-up that helps organizations migrate to the cloud, for an undisclosed amount.

Microsoft's cloud platform, Azure, has been growing rapidly and catching up to Amazon's (AMZN - Get Report) Web Services for the lead in providing cloud services to enterprises. The Movere acquisition figures to offer more tools for Microsoft's customers to assess their needs and migrate their current applications and infrastructure to the cloud.

"Movere's innovative discovery and assessment capabilities will complement Azure Migrate and our integrated partner solutions, making migration an easier process for our customers," said Jeremy Winter, Azure Management's Partner Director, in a blog post.

Microsoft shares were up 1.1% to $137.54 on Wednesday afternoon.

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