Adobe Experience Manager Assets as a Cloud Service offers a cloud-native, PaaS solution for businesses to not only perform their Digital Asset Management and Dynamic Media operations with speed and impact, but also use next-generation smart capabilities, such as AI/ML, from within a system that is always current, always available, and always learning.
Concurrent ingestion of many assets or complex assets is resource-intensive task for an Experience Manager Author instance. The primary instance consumes considerable CPU, memory, and I/O resources when assets are added, processed, or even migrated. Such performance issues impact authoring and browsing experience of end users.
Businesses require support for a wide variety of file formats and content resolutions for multi-device, cross-geography, and multilingual use cases. Asset processing and storage requirements demand resources and capabilities that can overburden a traditional solution. At times, technical limitations of asset processing do not yield the desired results and at other times the cost of storage is an impediment for profit margins.
To begin with, understand the benefits of a cloud-native offering. Check out the notable changes to Experience Manager as a Cloud Service that also impact Experience Manager Assets followed up the notable changes to Assets.
Read on to know the details of the new Assets capabilities and the known issues. See a list of deprecated or removed functionality to know what is removed in this release. Finally, understand the Experience Manager terms with the help of this glossary.
The following are the key benefits of Assets as a Cloud Service. To know more, see overview of Experience Manager as a Cloud Service.
Adobe offers robust Digital Asset Management (DAM) solutions for you to get the most out of your digital assets. Adobe Experience Manager Assets has two separate experiences that use the same Cloud Services repository:
Admin View: The existing Assets as a Cloud Service user interface. Use the Admin View for all advanced asset management capabilities including integrations, workflows, content automation, publishing and more.
Assets View: Adobe’s lightweight asset management experience to store, manage, discover, and use digital assets. Streamlined user interface containing essential asset management capabilities. Designed for the light-weight DAM users with a focus on upload, metadata management, search, download, and sharing.
Users with access to the Admin view can also access the Assets view. Assets View provides simplified user interface makes it easy to manage, discover, and distribute your digital assets. A broad set of users from across different functions, including creatives, marketing and line-of-business teams can collaborate on assets and access the right, approved assets when and where they need them. Many casual DAM users prefer the Assets view because it only contains a subset of features. The experience is targeted to creatives, read-only asset consumers, and lighter-weight DAM users.
DAM librarians, developers, and super-users may continue to use the Admin view or switch between the user interfaces, as needed. You can select the experience that works best for your role.
For information on how to access the Assets view and some of the simplifications that it offers over Admin view, see Introduction to Assets view.
Edge Delivery enables you to create fast, engaging websites where authors can update and publish content quickly, and new sites can be launched rapidly.
Integrate AEM Assets with document-based authoring for Edge Delivery Services to enable website authors to use images available in AEM Assets repositories while authoring documents in Microsoft Word or Google Docs. For more information, see Integrate AEM Assets with document-based authoring.
The significant new capabilities are: