Accelerate image manipulation with Serverless Image Handler on AWS

Jun 3, 2022 | Announcements, Migration, MSP

At a very basic level, a website is a collection of pixels arranged in the form of text and graphics that creates interest in the viewer and then inspires some type of action. Though it sounds simple, millions of dollars are spent each year on market research trying to figure out which graphics and text to use and exactly how to present them so that the viewer is inspired and takes the desired course of action. After all of that is figured out, millions more dollars are spent on image creation, processing, insertion, placement, size, etc., etc. And that’s where Serverless Image Handler (SIH) comes to the rescue.

As defined by AWS, “Serverless Image Handler (SIH) is an AWS Solution Implementation you use to store a single version of every image featured in your content, while dynamically delivering different versions at runtime based on your end user’s device.” In other words, you are going to save space, save time, and save money. You will be more efficient and more effective, more productive, and more successful with SIH.

In some ways, serverless is a misnomer because serverless computing is not the elimination of servers. Serverless means that there are no dedicated servers running 24/7. Your system is serverless only when the application is idle. This is called an “as-used basis.” In other words, a company is charged based on usage, not a previously guessed-at-fixed amount of bandwidth or a specified number of servers. AWS offers serverless technologies for running code, managing data, and integrating applications. AWS serverless technologies feature automatic scaling, built-in high availability, and a pay-for-use billing. This model helps increase customer agility and optimize their costs, and this is the model for Serverless Image Handler (SIH).

SIH is not an app. SIH is a combination of AWS serverless apps, using Sharp, so that you can do dynamic image manipulation. Dynamic image manipulation software is a clever way of saying that you can automate the creation of images. You can zoom, pan, enable smart cropping through face detection, and perform many other image processing and color management operations, all on a copy of the digital master.

nClouds, as an AWS Premier Tier Services Partner, integrates Serverless Image Handling into your architecture so that your developers can manipulate images for your websites and web pages more efficiently and cost-effectively. This means that nClouds’ experts build your cloud architecture, and integrate it to your specifications in the short run, so that you and your company can save time and money in the long run.

If you want to consult with our nClouds experts and explore ways to streamline your cloud operations, contact us.


nClouds is a cloud-native services company that helps organizations maximize site uptime, performance, stability, and support, bringing out the best of their people and technology using AWS