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Adobe Experience Manager as a Cloud Service - Terminology

The following terms are used in relation to Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) as a Cloud Service:


AEM as a Cloud Service
The cloud-native way of leveraging the AEM applications
AEM Assets as a Cloud Service
Digital Asset Management (DAM) capabilities as cloud-native, scalable solution, to ingest, process, and manage your digital assets, while integrating with the wider Adobe Experience Cloud and Adobe Creative Cloud ecosystem.
AEM Sites as a Cloud Service
An instance of the AEM as a Cloud Service with the AEM Sites application.

Instances and Pipelines

Adobe Pipeline
The mechanism for publishing content from author to publish.
AEM Author Tier
Describes the authoring environment for Sites and Assets.
AEM Publish Tier
Describes the publishing environment for Sites.


AEM Image
A deployable artifact that contains the AEM product code together with the customer code.
Asset microservices
Cloud-based digital asset processing services that cater to various asset processing use cases, such as rendition generation, PDF processions, subasset handling, text extraction, and so on. See asset microservices overview , for more information.
Cloud Manager Git Repository
Where customers store their code and configuration settings.
Cloud Provider
AEM as a Cloud Service currently supports Azure. AWS support is a roadmap item.
Content Delivery Network (CDN)
AEM as Cloud Service is shipped with a default CDN. Its main purpose is to reduce latency by delivering cacheable content from the CDN nodes at the edge, near the browser. It is fully managed and configured for optimal performance of AEM applications.
Content Repository
Where the content is persisted.
Enterprise Isolation
Each instance of the AEM as a Cloud service is isolated from the other instances.
Golden Master
The AEM publish tier.
Orchestration Engine
AEM as a Cloud Service uses an orchestration engine to ensure that all author and publish services are scaling as and when needed.