Best practices for Experience Manager Assets best-practices-for-assets

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Adobe Experience Manager Assets is a crucial part of delivering high-quality digital marketing experiences that contribute to the achievement of business goals through increasing your content velocity. If you work with a large number of assets within Assets or regularly/periodically upload numerous assets, including videos and dynamic media, optimizing your digital asset management experience is critical for system efficiency.

Depending upon how you have positioned Assets for your organization and the features that you use around asset ingestion, rendition generation, and metadata extraction, identifying and adhering to best practices in different areas greatly enhances system stability and performance under load.

After reviewing the following guides, you will have the knowledge and tools to build and manage an enterprise asset management system that meets your needs.

  • Assets performance tuning guide
    Includes a set of best practices that can be followed at any point in your implementation, even after you go live, to ensure that you get the most out of your system.
  • Assets sizing guide
    When drawing up estimates for an Assets implementation, it is important to ensure that there are sufficient resources available in terms of asset storage, CPU, memory, IO and network throughput. Sizing many of these items require understanding how many assets are being loaded into the system. This guide includes best practices that help determine efficient metrics for estimating the infrastructure and resources required for deploying Experience Manager Assets as well as a sizing tool.
  • Assets migration guide
    If you want to migrate assets from your legacy system to Experience Manager Assets, there are several steps to consider to streamline the migration process. The Migration guide include best practices around the tasks you perform to bring the assets into Experience Manager in a phase-wise manner. This includes applying metadata, generating renditions, and activating the assets to publish deployment.
  • Assets network considerations
    When handling Experience Manager deployment, understanding the network topology is important to understand network performance, identify chokepoints, and describe the expected user experience. The Assets Network Considerations document discusses network considerations when designing your Experience Manager Asset deployment.
  • Assets monitoring guide
    After your Experience Manager deployment is deployed, you should monitor certain tasks and the system in general to ensure system integrity and efficiency of operations. The Monitoring guide includes best practices for monitoring various aspects of your system.
  • (Deprecated) Assets offloading guide
    Handling large files and running workflows in Experience Manager Assets can consume considerable CPU, memory, and I/O resources. Offloading these tasks can reduce CPU, memory, and IO overheads. The Assets offloading guide includes recommended use cases and best practices for Assets offloading.
  • Experience Manager desktop app best practices
    Experience Manager desktop app links your digital asset management (DAM) solution with your desktop so you can open the files that are available in the Experience Manager web UI directly on desktop. Experience Manager desktop app’s easy-to-use workflow is enabled using network share technology that desktop operating systems provide. This guide explains key capabilities and recommended use of Experience Manager desktop app.
  • Experience Manager and Creative Cloud integration best practices
    You can integrate your Experience Manager deployment with Creative Cloud in multiple ways. Following some best practices to streamline your integration and asset transfer workflows helps achieve maximum efficiency. This guide includes best practices around integrating Experience Manager Assets with Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • (Deprecated) Experience Manager to Creative Cloud folder sharing best practices
    You can configure Experience Manager to allow users in DAM to share folders with Creative Cloud users, so they are available as shared folders in the Creative Cloud Assets service. The feature can be used to exchange files between creative teams and DAM users. This guide explains best practices for leveraging the Experience Manager to Creative Cloud folder sharing feature.