Getting Started with the Migration Journey to AEM as a Cloud Service getting-started

In this part of the AEM as a Cloud Service Migration Journey, you learn about the basics of moving your on-premise or Adobe Managed Services installation of AEM to the cloud.

Objective objective

This document helps you understand why you should use a cloud native version of AEM, and the different phases of migrating to AEM as a Cloud Service. After reading, you should:

  • Understand the benefits of moving AEM as a Cloud Service
  • Familiarize yourself with the broad steps that you must take so you can transition to the cloud

Benefits of Moving to AEM as a Cloud Service benefits-of-moving-to-aem-as-a-cloud-service

AEM as a Cloud Service provides a scalable, secure, and agile technology foundation for Experience Manager Assets, Forms, and Screens enabling marketers and IT professionals to focus on delivering impactful experiences at scale.

With AEM 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 latest version of AEM.

Understanding the Transition to AEM as a Cloud Service understanding-transition-to-aem-as-a-cloud-service

The migration journey to Cloud Service involves the following phases:

  • Begin by determining if your deployment is ready to be moved to AEM as a Cloud Service with the Readiness Phase. In this phase, you should also familiarize yourself with the changes that AEM as a Cloud Service has introduced.
  • Next, make your code and content cloud ready with the Implementation Phase. In this phase, you explore the tooling Adobe provides to ease the move to the cloud.
  • After everything is in place, you can perform the migration with the Go-Live Phase.
  • Finally, make sure to monitor for issues and improve performance after the migration is complete, in the Post Go-live Phase.

The figure below shows a high level representation of the recommended transition journey to AEM as a Cloud Service.


You can also consult the diagram below for a more detailed, granular view of the migration journey.


Cloud Acceleration Manager cloud-acceleration-manager

In addition to the steps outlined in this journey, Adobe provides Cloud Acceleration Manager, a cloud-based application designed to guide your IT teams throughout the transition journey starting from planning to going live on Cloud Service. Set up your teams for a successful migration with Adobe-recommended best practices, tips, documentation, and tools to help at every phase of the journey to AEM as Cloud Service.

You can consult the Cloud Acceleration Manager documentation or watch an introduction video to start your migration journey.

What’s Next what-is-next

Thanks for getting started on your AEM Cloud Service migration journey! Now that you read this document you should get up to speed with the Readiness phase, which will help you determine whether your deployment is ready to be moved to AEM as a Cloud Service.