Shine launches AWS Quick Start for Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) OpenCloud

October 8, 2020

Shine announced the launch of a new AWS Quick Start that speeds up deployment of AEM on AWS using Shine’s open-sourced AEM OpenCloud libraries.

Already implemented by two of Australia’s four largest retail banks, ANZ and NAB, the AEM OpenCloud Quick Start allows organisations to deploy and manage mission-critical AEM websites quickly and easily, with increased agility, scalability, and cost-efficiency.

Shine CTO Luke Alexander explained the Quick Start will allow organisations to massively accelerate AEM cloud deployment.  “Working with AWS, we’ve created a Quick Start using the AWS Well-Architected Framework and AEM OpenCloud, that will cut down the engineering time for deploying AEM on AWS by at least half, while significantly improving stability and reliability – and making blue/green production upgrades dramatically easier,” said Alexander.

Running AEM in the cloud has traditionally been a significant effort to deploy. Baking in seven years of experience implementing AEM, Shine open-sourced AEM OpenCloud and with AWS developed this new Quick Start.

Enterprises using it can achieve 75-minute deployments of AEM OpenCloud on AWS through common architectural patterns and automation. It combines multiple open-source libraries providing all the necessary building blocks for running AEM on AWS.  The AEM OpenCloud Quick Start includes a vetted, production-ready architecture reference blueprint, AWS CloudFormation templates that automate deployment, and a guide to the architecture with step-by-step deployment instructions.

According to NAB’s former Acting Head of Technology, Digital Content & Customer Communications Brendan Colson, Shine’s technical expertise with AEM was key to their success.  “Shine’s AWS and AEM expertise has been key for running non-cloud-native AEM successfully in AWS. Shine’s approach to partnering, combined with technical skills in delivery and training to uplift our workforce, has been key to our success – building a solution that we now support ourselves,” said Colson.

Learn more about AEM OpenCloud here, and access the Quick Start here.

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