Offloading distributes processing tasks amoung Experience Manager instances in a topology. With offloading, you can use specific Experience Manager instances for performing specific types of processing. Specialized processing enables you to maximize the usage of available server resources.
Offloading is based on the Apache Sling Discovery and Sling JobManager features. To use offloading, you add Experience Manager clusters to a topology and identify the job topics that the cluster process. Clusters are comprised of one or more Experience Manager instances, so that a single instance is considered to be a cluster.
For information about adding instances to a topology, see Administering Topologies.
This page describes how to configure Experience Manager instances to create topologes and consume jobs. For information about using Java APIs to create jobs and job consumers, see Creating and Consuming Jobs for Offloading.