Adobe Experience Manager Assets as a Cloud Service offers a cloud-native solution to manage large scale assets and handle Dynamic Media operations. In this blog post, we will look at the advantages of AEM Assets as a Cloud Service, and how Asset Microservices plays a unique role and greatly helps with performance and speed.
First off, both AEM Assets as a Cloud Service and Asset Microservices are always current with the latest features. Adobe provides a daily update of the AEM Assets Base Image as well as daily hotfix releases for both AEM Assets and Asset Microservices. In addition, AEM Assets as a Cloud Service provides a monthly release of new features, while Asset Microservices provides a weekly release of new features.
The architecture of AEM Assets as a Cloud Service is uniquely designed to improve Asset handling performance. A client, such as a web browser, sends an upload request to Adobe Experience Manager and then directly uploads the binary asset to cloud storage. Once this is complete, AEM is notified and a processing request is sent to Asset Microservices, which provides a cloud-native method to process assets. Processing Profiles are configured in AEM Assets by an AEM Practitioner that specify which renditions, as well as other tasks, to generate.