AEM Sites as a Cloud Service provides experience management capabilities as part of the cloud-native AEM as a Cloud Service platform. In addition to core benefits of AEM as a Cloud Service, such as cloud-native scalability, uptime, and always being up-to-date, AEM Sites as a Cloud Service also provides a number of Sites-specific changes and additions.
Asynchronous Page Operations
In AEM Cloud service, operations that traditionally have blocked the UI have been broken down into smaller tasks which run in the background.
New Reference Site and Tutorial
WKND, a new AEM reference site, has been updated and published to reflect best practices for to build a web site with AEM, and the comprehensive set of capabilities, components, and deployment models that are available in AEM. The new reference site and accompanying tutorial covers fundamental topics like project setup, Core Components, Editable Templates, client libraries, and component development with Adobe Experience Manager Sites.
Capabilities not available at Runtime
AEM as a Cloud Service is always on and always up to date. Achieving this requires the separation of the AEM repository in immutable and mutable content, and prohibiting access to immutable content at runtime. For more details on mutable vs immutable content see Mutable vs. Immutable Areas of the Repository.