Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) as a Cloud Service offers a re-architected foundation for Experience Manager, built upon a container-based infrastructure, API-driven development, and guided DevOps process, allowing marketers and developers to always keep ahead of the curve in customer experience management innovations.
Cloud Service brings together rich out-of-the-box capabilities and extensibility of Adobe Experience Manager with agility of the modern cloud-native architecture enabling brands to meet the ever-evolving consumer demand.
This one-pager outlines the recommended phased approach to transition customers from various Experience Manager deployments to Experience Manager as a Cloud Service and help existing customers deliver connected, continuous experiences on this modern, purpose-built platform for experience management.
See the diagram below for a general representation of the migration journey.
|What’s different?||Architecture Overview|
The fundamentals of code development are similar in Adobe Experience Manager as a Cloud Service compared to the Adobe Experience Manager On Premise and Managed Services solutions.
Developers write code and test it locally, which is then pushed to remote Adobe Experience Manager as a Cloud Service environments.
See self-help resources about implementation for Experience Manager as a Cloud Service to learn how to customize your Experience Manager as a Cloud Service deployment.
|Local Development Setup||Things to know before you start|
See tutorial on how to Develop and Deploy WKND on local Experience Manager SDK
Developers write code and test it locally, which is then pushed to remote AEM as a Cloud Service environments.
Cloud Manager, which was an optional content delivery tool for Managed Services, is required. This is now the sole mechanism for deploying code to AEM as a Cloud Service environments.
See self-help resources about how to configure and deploy to AEM as a Cloud Service environments.
See tutorial on how to Deploy WKND to Experience Manager Cloud Service
Experience Manager as a Cloud Service provides a scalable, secure, and agile technology foundation for Experience Manager Sites and Assets, enabling marketers and IT to focus on delivering impactful experiences at scale.
With Experience Manager as a Cloud Service, your teams can focus on innovating instead of planning for product upgrades. New product features are thoroughly tested and delivered to your teams without any interruption so that they always have access to the state-of-the art application.
The transition journey to Cloud Service involves three phases - Planning, Execution, and Post Go-live.
For a successful and smooth transition, you should ensure proper planning and adhere to best practices outlined in this Guide.
The figure below shows a high level representation of the recommended transition journey to Cloud Service.
Before beginning your transition journey to Cloud Service, you should familiarize yourself with Experience Manager as a Cloud Service and review the notable changes that have been made to it and also review the features that have been replaced or deprecated.
|Project discovery and assessment||
The Best Practices Analyzer Report speeds up the process of estimating the time and cost that is required to transition to AEM as a Cloud Service by providing information that would otherwise have to be manually gathered and evaluated.
Before you start the Execution phase of a project, you should be on-boarded to Cloud Service. You also need to familiarize yourself with Cloud Manager. This is the mechanism for deploying project code to an Experience Manager Cloud Service instance.
Cloud Manager enables organizations to self-manage Experience Manager in the Cloud. It includes a continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) framework that lets IT teams and implementation partners expedite the delivery of customizations or updates without compromising performance or security.
|Getting Started||Review & Refactor Code||Dispatcher Review|
Assets Customers : Review & Refactor Assets Workflows using Asset Cloud Migration tooling
In the Post Go-live phase, you should ensure clean-up of temporary files, review best practices for continuous development and manage logs.
|Assessment||Refactoring||Experience Manager Modernization||Content Migration|