Key Learnings from Migration to AEM as a Cloud

Albin Issac
Tech Learnings
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9 min readMay 13, 2024

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In this post, we will explore some of my key learnings from migrating to AEM as a Cloud Service. In a previous post, ‘Key Considerations for Migrating to AEM as a Cloud Service,’ we discussed the essential factors to consider when moving to this platform

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Content/Asset Migration:

Content and asset migration to AEM as a Cloud is a complex task, especially depending on the size and nature of your existing repository. While the Content Transfer tool from Cloud Acceleration Manager can assist, the first hurdle is ensuring adequate infrastructure, such as sufficient disk space, CPU, and disk I/O, to handle the migration process.

If you are migrating from AMS, one strategy is to set up a new dedicated AMS environment specifically for migration. This approach prevents disruption to ongoing work on the current platform but does incur additional costs. Alternatively, repurposing one of the existing environments might be more cost-effective, though it may still require upgrades — Disk Space, Environment Size, and disk I/O capabilities, to meet migration demands.

The recommended steps are to clone your current production environment to this dedicated migration environment, ensure the environment is upgraded to meet your capacity needs mainly disk space and DISK IO (Higher DISK I/O is…

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Albin Issac
Tech Learnings

I work as a Software Architect specializing in Marketing Technologies. For more information, please visit my profile at: https://myprofile.albinsblog.com/