Best Practices for Assets best-practices-for-assets

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 Experience Manager 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 for 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:

  • The Assets performance tuning guide: This 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.
  • The 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 Assets and a sizing tool.
  • The Assets migration guide: If you want to migrate assets from your legacy system to 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 instances.
  • The Assets network considerations document: 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 Asset deployment.
  • The 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.
  • 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 user interface directly on desktop. The 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 Assets with Adobe Creative Cloud.