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. …

AEM as a Cloud Service continues to execute on an aggressive innovation road map, and part of this roadmap includes upgrades to the authoring experience. The Adobe Engineering team is able to seamlessly roll out these new innovations and authors can be assured that they are always on the latest version of AEM. The best part is that there is no interruption of service using Adobe’s Continuous Integration approach.

Let’s review some of the great new authoring improvements in AEM as a Cloud Service that have been rolled out recently to all authors:

Page versioning

It is now possible to have much…

AEM supports running queries against the JCR repository, which is very similar to running queries against a relational database. Full text queries are also supported. Customers can write their own queries and define their own indexes, and many AEM customers do this.

Changing the index definitions is needed to speed up queries. With blue-green deployments, the challenge is that multiple application versions can exist at the same time, but each version might require a different index configuration.

With AEM as a Cloud Service, instead of configuring and maintaining these indices on single AEM instances, the index configuration has to be…

Log Files in AEM as a Cloud Service are accessed a bit differently than in a Managed Services or on-prem install of AEM. The log files themselves can be accessed through the User Interface, on the environments card, or by using APIs through the Adobe CLI tool. If you need to tail the logs, you would need to access the log files via an API. Let’s review how to do both of these.

Accessing the Logs Via Cloud Manager UI

  1. Navigate to Cloud Manager
  2. Go to the Environments Card
  3. Click on the ... and select Download Logs
Downloading Logs via the Cloud Manager UI

4. The logs…

Cloud Manager for Adobe Managed Services is able to deploy dispatcher configuration files through a GIT repository. This can make migration to AEM as a Cloud Service easier, and this post will focus on migration from this standard developed by Adobe Managed Services. The dispatcher conversion tool automates the set of conversion steps described in this article, but it is also important to understand what is being automated which is why this article is being written.

The dispatcher converter tool is available here, and will allow for a smoother migration experience. The dispatcher conversion tool will not only work for…

Cloud Manager is an important part of AEM as a Cloud Service. It allows you to build, test and deploy applications to both the Author and Publish Services. The user interface enables you to easily access and manage the cloud environment and CI/CD pipeline for Experience Manager applications. Using the user interface, you can configure and kick off the CI/CD pipeline. In addition, a through code scan is executed to ensure that only high quality applications pass through to the production environment.

In this blog post, you will explore how to deploy a project in an external GIT to AEM…

James Talbot

Cloud Architect — AEM Engineering Adobe

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