What is AEM as a Cloud Service?
AEM as a cloud service is the next-generation platform to build and serve experiences using Adobe Experience Manager. It is designed to leverage the power of cloud technologies to develop and host AEM solutions. Cloud power and new microservice architecture allow it to auto-scale as per the need to serve increased spikes of load (and scale down when the peak/increased load is over), thereby eliminating the need to worry about right-sizing your infrastructure.
How will businesses benefit from AEM as a Cloud Service?
Highly Available (No downtime)
This new offering makes itself highly available as continuous delivery and continuous integration for updates is now provided with zero downtime. Failover strategy is inbuilt as cloud power is providing all the required protection against any disaster or failures.
For business, it means improved user experience.
Auto Updates (No more manual upgrades)
Cloud Service, along with new supported architecture, allows us to make the latest innovations available as soon as they are ready to be rolled out. Rolling out of product updates is now a continuous process. It will make organizations free from the hard work of planning and executing these upgrades, which sometimes take years.
Enable business to start engaging people better by giving them more time for business-centric innovations rather than spending efforts on upgrades.
Auto Scalable (No more infrastructure worries)
Cloud power allows you to scale your servers as needed during peak hours of traffic and automatically scales down when the peek is over. The new asset microservices architecture takes out the massive jobs of asset ingestion and processing out of your core AEM server. Even assets are now stored on an external shared datastore, fully eliminating the need to replicate heavy asset binaries. Asset microservice can be scaled separately from the core AEM instance if increased asset processing is needed. Assets serving load is also taken out of the primary AEM instance. Both Author and Publish instances can be scaled as needed to meet the load they are incurring.
For business, it means enhanced system performance.
Inbuilt Smartness (Auto learn along with the platform as a whole)
The next-generation platform comes with intelligence and machine learning as default features. It also enables us to make it smarter by keeping it up to date with all the performance and security updates, along with the automatic rollout of any corrective updates without impacting normal operations. It is also providing native access to the Adobe AI intelligence platform, Sensei.
Reduced concerns about the system's operation and availability, which translates into reduced operational costs for the business.