Hi Champs,

Earlier I shared a blog where we discussed working with Sitecore Managed Cloud.

Let’s directly get into the business this could be a series of blogs for Sitecore Managed Cloud, particularly divided into three parts.

  1. Responsibilities.
  2. Capacity Management.
  3. Deploy on Managed Cloud.

We will discuss this introductory part in points as below.

  • Sitecore Managed Cloud comes with two offerings same as Azure as follows.
    1. Standard: Sitecore provides customers with a base-level infrastructure hosting capability and basic product support with industry-standard uptime.
    2. Premium: Sitecore, in partnership with a third-party provider, delivers extensive coverage. This includes advanced infrastructure services for customers with more demanding operational support and security needs.
  • Before implementing Sitecore Managed Cloud you need to work on below bullet points.
    1. Formal understanding of Sitecore Managed Cloud services offered.
    2. Sitecore Managed Cloud services catalog.
    3. Training on Sitecore Managed Cloud.
    4. A healthy understanding of Azure especially Azure PaaS.
    5. Understanding the RACI matrix.
    6. Understanding different behaviors on the Sitecore XP platform on Azure PaaS.
    7. Azure Search.
    8. SolrCloud(SearchStax).
  • Sitecore Managed Cloud comes with 6 different topologies as below.
    1. XP Single
    2. XP Scaled
    3. XM Single
    4. XM Scaled
    5. xDB Single
    6. xDB Scaled
  • Working with topologies.

It is highly recommended that as a customer or Sitecore Partner you should decide infrastructure strategy(topology/tier) in consultation with the Sitecore Managed Cloud team. Because here Sitecore Managed Cloud team helps you to decide the topology and tier of infrastructure by getting details on a few predefined questions, this what they call capacity planning of Sitecore Managed Cloud. Here, in this case, the Sitecore sales team plays a crucial role to help for connecting everyone and get this decision done.

  • What access and Permissions you will get.
    1. Full access a contributor to the Azure Platform.
    2. Full access to all Sitecore instance s and app services.
    3. Full access to deploy custom code.
    4. Support for XP, XM,xDB.
    5. Compatibility for On-Premises environments.
  • Tranings.

The last part of this introductory overview blog is training. There is a training available for both Customers and Partners, you need to follow below for getting started with training.

To enroll in Managed Cloud training,

      1. Go to sitecore.com
      2. For Customers, click Sitecore Training.
      3. On the Sitecore training and support page there are a number of training options available:
        • Instructor-led training – Click on a region near you to enroll in the classroom or virtual instructor-led training sessions.
        • Online training – Sign up for an eCourse.
        • Certifications – After you have completed your training, you can sign up to become a certified Sitecore Developer.

Happy Learning