Gcore Unveils Cloud-based Image Optimization for CDN, Image Stack

Global CDN and edge solutions provider Gcore has released Image Stack. Developed to optimize images processed on Gcore’s all-in-one edge solution, Image Stack would reduce file sizes by an average of 85 percent without visible quality loss while delivering compressed images worldwide on a wide range of devices and browsers.

 Dmitriy Akulov, Director of Edge Network Stream at Gcore
“With Image Stack, a brand-new feature for the Gcore Edge Network, our clients can optimize their web images on the fly,” said Dmitriy Akulov, Director of Edge Network Stream at Gcore.

By using Gcore Image Stack, businesses would be able to enjoy significant savings on their web hosting costs due to requiring less bandwidth and storage space. Additionally, Image Stack supports the AVIF format, which the industry would consider to be a technically optimal choice.

Commercial and product websites, blogs, and online stores typically contain countless digital images. These photographs ought to load fast, be of the highest quality, and have size characteristics that are appropriate for the viewing device. Faster page loads are made possible by Image Stack, stated Gcore, which would also make site maintenance easier and significantly enhance the quality and speed of image loading on client websites.

“Today, when image-rich resources are becoming increasingly popular, it is especially important to offer solutions that allow even heavy websites to load in real time,” said Dmitriy Akulov, Director of Edge Network Stream at Gcore. “With Image Stack, a brand-new feature for the Gcore Edge Network, our clients can optimize their web images on the fly. Website pages will load faster, and visitors will have a consistently better user experience. This positively affects search ranking positions, as well as the overall business metrics of your web service.”

AVIF, WebP, Image Resizing

Image Stack is a paid option for the Gcore CDN product. No matter how many changes were done, there is just one charge for each image utilized (compressing, resizing, cropping, or quality changing). Currently, Gcore Image Stack offers the following features:

  • AVIF image compression – Use the most modern and progressive image format designed for the web to improve website performance
  • WebP image compression – Convert PNG and JPG into lightweight and high-fidelity images
  • Image quality settings – Adjust to control webpage load speeds and CDN traffic
  • Image resizing tool – Easily scale to specific end-user device
  • Image cropping tool – Quickly remove any areas outside desired frame

Gcore CDN’s multi-continental global network architecture was built using powerful 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors. Currently, it has more than 140 network PoPs located in Tier IV and Tier III data centers, with a combined capacity of more than 110 Tbit/s.