Image Stack reduces file size by an average of 85%, saves about 30% on hosting costs, and supports AVIF compression
— Dmitriy Akulov, Head of Edge Network Streaming, Gcore
Luxembourg, November 30, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Gcore, a high-performance, low-latency, international provider of cloud and edge solutions, proudly announces the launch of Image Stack. Image Stack is designed to optimize images processed on Gcore’s all-in-one edge solution, reducing file size by an average of 85% without noticeable quality loss, and is available worldwide on a variety of devices and browsers Compress images. By using Gcore Image Stack, businesses can save around 30% on web hosting costs due to less bandwidth and storage space required. In addition, Image Stack supports advanced compression of AVIF format, which is regarded as a technically superior choice by the industry.
Business and product websites, blogs, and online stores often contain countless digital images. These images should display quickly on the end-user’s device, adjust the size parameters according to the viewing device, and display at the best quality. Image Stack helps speed up page load times, greatly improves the quality and speed of loading images on client sites, and simplifies site management procedures.
“Today, when image-rich assets are becoming more and more popular, it is especially important to provide a solution that enables real-time loading of large websites,” explains Dmitriy Akulov, Head of Edge Web Streaming at Gcore. “With Image Stack, a new feature of Gcore Edge Networking, our customers can instantly optimize their web images. Website pages will load faster and visitors will always have a better user experience. This will have a positive impact on search ranking positions as well as web services have a positive impact on overall business metrics.”
Image Stack is a paid option of Gcore CDN product. You will be charged for each image used, regardless of how many conversions (compression, resizing, cropping, or quality changes) have been made. Currently, Gcore Image Stack comes with the following functions:
AVIF Image Compression – Improve website performance with the most modern, state-of-the-art image format designed for the web
WebP image compression – convert PNG and JPG to lightweight high-fidelity images
Image Quality Settings – Adjust to control page load speed and CDN traffic
Image Resizing Tool – Easily scale to specific end-user devices
Image cropping tool – quickly remove any area outside the desired frame
All image conversions happen on the edge cluster of the Gcore network, which means customers don’t need to worry about exhausting the host server’s computing resources. By simply adding some query strings with specific parameters, all bulk operations can be applied to the original image copy, ensuring that website visitors receive properly formatted images no matter what device they are using.
Gcore CDN global architecture, distributed in 6 continents, based on the powerful third-generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor. Today, it has more than 140 PoPs of reliable Tier IV and Tier III data centers around the world with a total capacity of more than 110 Tbps.
You can find more information about Image Stack here.
Gcore is an international leader in public cloud and edge computing, content delivery, hosting and security solutions. Gcore is headquartered in Luxembourg and has offices in Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Cyprus and Georgia. It provides infrastructure to global leaders in a range of industries, including the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (Agence eSanté), TEDx, Wargaming, Sandbox Interactive, Avast and more. The company has received more than 25 industry-leading certifications.
According to independent analytics provider Cedexis (a Citrix company), Gcore manages its own global IT infrastructure on 6 continents, with one of the best network performances in Europe, North America, Asia and Latin America. Gcore provides a global average response time of 20-30 ms, although in some regions it is lower than 3-5 ms. Gcore’s network consists of more than 140 reliable Tier IV and Tier III data centers around the world with a total capacity of over 110 Tbps.
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