Sitecore Symposium 2022 Highlights

The biggest event in the Sitecore community calendar, Sitecore Symposium happened last month in Chicago. It was the first time to have this event in person in 3 years. I had the pleasure of sharing some highlights and key takeaways with our Valtech Sitecore craft circle this month. Sitecore have been very busy over the past 12 months and there were a lots of exciting announcements and innovation to share. Whether you are an implementation partner, an existing Sitecore customer or just exploring Sitecore current product offerings – there has never been a better time to build with Sitecore to transform user experiences and businesses.

Symposium Kickoff

In the opening keynote Steve Tzikakis (Sitecore CEO) kicked off the event, outlining Sitecore’s vision for the future. To be the leader in content and a disruptor in engagement and commerce. He made several announcements including 3 new products:

  • Content Hub One
  • Search
  • Connect

More on these shortly.

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Benefits of Coveo Cloud vs On-Premise

I was recently asked by a client about the benefits of Coveo Cloud vs On-premise. So back in 2016 Coveo released of Coveo For Sitecore v4 which coincided with the release of Coveo Cloud v2, this now provided the option of hosting your Coveo for Sitecore index in the cloud as well as on-premise.

Hosting your index in the cloud has some obvious benefits:

  • Speed – developers can be up and running with an index in the cloud in 30 minutes or less.
  • Reduced Infrastructure – you don’t need to procure additional servers for hosting your Coveo indexes across all your various environments.
  • Easier – A Cloud installation of Coveo for Sitecore is easier to maintain than an On-Premises one, as mirrors and redundancy are handled by the Cloud platform.
  • Availability – Cloud architecture is distributed across multiple availability zones and geographical regions for data resiliency and high availability.
  • Scalability – Coveo Cloud solutions are constantly monitored for performance, and measured against performance thresholds and target response times. Built on dynamic processing power environments and thanks to its scalable architecture, Coveo Cloud is able to seamlessly scale computing systems to maintain optimal user experience.

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