I recently cut the video podcast below (my first one ever!) with my friends Eric and Fred from ICF Next on the future of AEM in the cloud, and what you should think about before making the big plunge into either investing more into your on-premise or self-hosted AEM infrastructure, or moving your AEM workloads to a managed AEM service like AEM as a Cloud Service.
As discussed in some of my other posts on AEM as a Cloud Service, this is a pivotal time in marketing website infrastructure and project planning. For the first time, it’s technically possible (though maybe or maybe not recommended) to have an enterprise-grade experience management platform running your site entirely in a managed cloud services. There are a lot of important things to know about whether or not your Adobe-powered internet properties should move to cloud services, and it’s not a black-and-white proposition at all.
In this podcast, we discuss:
- What AEM as a Cloud Service consists of
- A basic explanation of AEM architecture, explaining the differences between self-managed AEM hosting in the cloud, and AEM as a Cloud Service
- Diagrams of both infrastructure paradigms
- What you need to know about Continuous Integration and AEM as a Cloud Service
- How AEM as a Cloud Service affects maintenance and the workload on your DevOps personnel
- How AEM as a Cloud Service makes use of the AEM Desktop App less terrifying for your Sys Admins
- Whether or not you need to be on AEM 6.5 before attempting to migrate to AEM as a Cloud Service
- Limitations and gotchas of running AEM as a Cloud Service, including log aggregation (Splunk, etc) and Application Performance Monitoring (APM).
Please give the video a watch, very interested to know if you have other questions on this subject as Adobe Summit week rolls on!