Cloudimage release notes
Cloudimage release notes
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Cloudimage 21.08 Released!

 

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This monthly release is categorized as follow:

  • BT (Beta Testing): feature in Beta, feedback welcome!
  • SR (Stable Release): tested and stable after 1 release in BT (~ 1 month)
  • RI (Resolved Issues): resolved issues and problems, tested and stable

Admin Console

  • (SR) SAML SSO improvements

We now support IDP (Identity Provider) initiated SAML flows, that will ease integration with your systems and access federation. Doc here

  • (SR) Added "Product Tour"

All the key areas and useful information for onboarding is now dynamically shown at first login with a simple tutorial.

  • (RI) Usage Log table readability

Converted the log tables to use a better layout, improving readability and adding 25 items per page option to the pagination.

Plugins & Integrations

  • (SR) 360 plugin improvements

We continued to improve the 360 plugin with the following requested features: Add support for countIndexFrom parameter to add flexible start number, zoom with mouse wheel, and pinch zoom on mobile. Additionally, URL formats are now replaced with accurate v7 formats. All details in the doc here.

Cloudimage 21.07 Released!

This monthly release is categorized as follow:

  • BT (Beta Testing): feature in Beta, feedback welcome!
  • SR (Stable Release): tested and stable after 1 release in BT (~ 1 month)
  • RI (Resolved Issues): resolved issues and problems, tested and stable

Transformation Engine

  • (BT) Whitelisting now filters all file type

Whitelisting a URL used to work for image format, but not for proxied files. It now also analyses any file requested that is not an image (incl. pdf, video, zip, etc.). Doc here.

Admin Console

  • (SR) Support interface improvement

The Help & Support tab system now displays the complete history of tickets, with detailed information such as last interaction origin and date.

  • (BT) Akamai invalidation support

We implemented the necessary logic and functions needed to perform the Invalidation on our CDN provider Akamai. It is performed using the same rule-set and from the same interface as other CDN providers, from within your admin console (and of course from the API). Doc here

Plugins & Integrations

  • (SR) 360 plugin improvements

Following all recent improvements requests, we focused in order to maximise the number of new features delivered this month, namely (but not limited to): Data autoplay, Fullscreen's scrollbar hide, Play/Pause/Stop buttons, etc. All details in the doc here.

Cloudimage 21.06 Released!

This monthly release is categorized as follow:

  • BT (Beta Testing): feature in Beta, feedback welcome!
  • SR (Stable Release): tested and stable after 1 release in BT (~ 1 month)
  • RI (Resolved Issues): resolved issues and problems, tested and stable

Admin Console

  • (SR) Usage Dashboard improvement

Following synchronisation issues with our previous dashboard system, we re-engineered completely the Cloudimage use & consumption dashboards (CDN, Storage). We also reworked CDN metrics that were not previously as detailed (hit/miss and TTFB) to help you get more insight into your traffic. Check it out and let us know what you want to see there next!

  • (SR) Automated CNAMES addition

You are now able to add CNAMEs directly into your admin console without requiring us to upload your own SSL certificate, as it will be automatically generated. Then the only step is for you to register the CNAME at your domain provider and you're all set, it will be active within the day.

  • (RI) v7 invalidation prefix

Some v7 URLs were not invalidated on 2 of our CDNs providers (CDNetworks and Cloudfront) because of a faulty analysis and filtering of the URL, containing v7. Now all URLs are verified and invalidation requests are submitted according to the CDNs specific format.

  • (RI) Akamai CDN invalidation

Specificities in Akamai CDN invalidation requests formatting made invalidation randomly failing. We are now controlling and reissuing invalidation requests until it succeeds. You can follow the actual status and result on your invalidation page for each request made.

Cloudimage 21.05 Released!

This monthly release is categorized as follow:

  • BT (Beta Testing): feature in Beta, feedback welcome!
  • SR (Stable Release): tested and stable after 1 release in BT (~ 1 month)
  • RI (Resolved Issues): resolved issues and problems, tested and stable

Admin Console

  • (SR) Invalidation pannel improvement

Invalidations are now easier with an added feature to replay the invalidation after it's completed or if the cache could not be emptied by our CDN partners at some point.

  • (RI) CNAMES saving

Modification or addition of CNAMEs was impossible due to a missing parameter. Now fixed and parameters reorganised for clarity of list.

  • (RI) Phone number verification

Greatly improved phone number verification and fixed wrong country selector behavior. Also now the country selector is searchable.

Cloudimage 21.04 Released!

This monthly release is categorized as follow:

  • BT (Beta Testing): feature in Beta, feedback welcome!
  • SR (Stable Release): tested and stable after 1 release in BT (~ 1 month)
  • RI (Resolved Issues): resolved issues and problems, tested and stable

Announcement

In case you missed the last month release of our New User Interface for Filerobot, our Digital Asset Management tool: Asset Hub, be aware that it is now 100% deployed and replaced fully the previous admin, so feel free to try it if you would like to try a DAM that natively features all Cloudimage transformations and acceleration capabilities!

Filerobot Asset Hub link (contact us to receive a token).

Transformation Engine

  • (SR) New BOUNDMIN function

With this new transformation function, the image will be resized to the destination dimensions using a ratio that is calculated on the smaller side, unlike the funct=bound which does the transformation based on the larger side. Doc here.

Admin Console

  • (SR) Direct payment for invoices

We added for your convenience the possibility to register for a direct payment method so your bills are automatically processed every month, ensuring no service interruption, with a 3DS secure payment compatibility, processed via Stripe, for your safety.

  • (SR) Partner dashboard

As a partner, you will have a detailed view over all your tokens, allowing to see at one glance all your Customers names with the associated revenues.

Plugins & Integrations

  • (SR) Cloudimage plugin on Magento Marketplace

Following an in-depth review by the Magento team, the Cloudimage transformation and acceleration plugin is approved and now directly available from the Magento Marketplace. Doc here.

Cloudimage 21.03 Released!

This monthly release is categorized as follow:

  • BT (Beta Testing): feature in Beta, feedback welcome!
  • SR (Stable Release): tested and stable after 1 release in BT (~ 1 month)
  • RI (Resolved Issues): resolved issues and problems, tested and stable

Admin Console

  • (SR) UX & UI Improvements

You can now decide on and directly see the token's personalized name in the admin interface, while the copying button still copies the token actual value/name. The token selector is now searchable to ease the management of various environments you would have. Also, if you registered a bank card with us, you can click a button to directly pay an invoice. Check it out and let us know what you think!

  • (SR) Manager role implementation

We created the new role: "Manager", that has the access of a Write user + can invite users up to Manager role. This role can see the Account section but without Plan and Billing. Ideal for partners or contributors in your organisation who have to focus on the delivery/configuration part (available only at Company level).

  • (SR) New Partner Accounts tab

Referral Partners can now create and manage accounts for their customers from the new Partner Accounts tab under billing. The partner will be owner of this account and can invite users from his/her customer from the newly created customer account. No welcome email will be send to the customer when creating an account from the Partner Accounts tab.

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Plugins / Integrations

  • (SR) Magento2 plugin v2

We took your feedback and improved our Magento2 connector to the Cloudimage transformation engine. It is now completely automated for activation (no need to modify your templates anymore) and optimises all images as it is 100% compatible with the Magento Luma theme. Doc here.

  • (SR) Microsoft Azure Blob storage

Cloudimage can now fetch images stored in private Azure Blobs in addition to public Blobs. Doc here.

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Cloudimage 21.02 Released!

This monthly release is categorized as follow:

  • BT (Beta Testing): feature in Beta, feedback welcome!
  • SR (Stable Release): tested and stable after 1 release in BT (~ 1 month)
  • RI (Resolved Issues): resolved issues and problems, tested and stable

Admin Console

  • (SR) Beautification of MFA

We improved user experience in both onboarding and MFA sections as per observations and your feedbacks so it is now mandatory only in relevant cases but still can be tested anytime to confirm the procedure end to end.

Transformation Engine

  • (SR) Global Headers

You have the possibility to name a personalized header (and set its value) that will be sent to origin for all asset requests made via your token. This header can for example be used for authentication or traceability purposes. Doc is here.

Cloudimage 21.01 Released!

This monthly release is categorized as follow:

  • BT (Beta Testing): feature in Beta, feedback welcome!
  • SR (Stable Release): tested and stable after 1 release in BT (~ 1 month)
  • RI (Resolved Issues): resolved issues and problems, tested and stable

Admin Console

  • (SR) Beautification of Billing

We improved user experience in the billing section (selection of plan, credit card details, etc.) as per observations and your feedbacks. We also identified and solved a problem when attempting to change plan, where it was impossible to enter cards details.

  • (SR) Security upgrade

You now have to enter your previous password in order to change it, preventing any involuntary or unwanted change to your account access. Also, now when you change your password, all sessions actively logged on your access get logged-out and need to re-authenticate.

Transformation Engine

  • (BT) Face gravity function

You can now use a new face focus and cropping mode to deliver beautiful profile pictures from an image containing a face. This function adds automatic face crop which focuses on the -auto detected- face when possible without zooming (and alternatively, without zooming too much). Doc is here.

  • (RI) Responsive JS behavior

Rendering images inside background image now works as intended on few edge cases. This also solves an issue with background images without children.

Plugins & Integrations

  • (SR) AKAMAI is joining Scaleflex Premium CDN!

Our latest addition in order to provide the best digital asset delivery is AKAMAI, as one of our preferred integrated Premium CDN providers. Alongside with our existing offer, we provide more solutions to fit your market needs than anybody else. Contact us if you want to hear more about delivery performance and adjust the best CDN provider depending on your needs.

Cloudimage 20.12 Released!

This monthly release is categorized as follow:

  • BT (Beta Testing): feature in Beta, feedback welcome!
  • SR (Stable Release): tested and stable after 1 release in BT (~ 1 month)
  • RI (Resolved Issues): resolved issues and problems, tested and stable

Admin Console

  • (SR) Invalidation with wildcards

We added the possibility to use wildcards syntax for invalidating a list of assets (for example directories) or specific paths (for example location with script files), along with transformations object in order to combine the desired URL for flushing the CDN cache. The addition is readily available both for API calls and via the admin interface. Doc here

Transformation Engine

  • (SR) Cropfit function

This new function automates the thumbnails auto cropping if the size is smaller than the container by adding blurred or solid background fill-in. If the original is smaller than the container, you will be able to avoid blurry/distorted images and obtain a correctly proportionate thumbnail. Doc is here.

Plugins & Integrations

  • (BT) Magento plugin

We are thrilled to announce that a Magento connection is now available via a plugins on top of the manual integration. This will greatly ease the acceleration of your images and add the long list of our responsive features to transform your images on the fly. The module allows you to further customize with activation/deactivation the following options: Use origin URL (avoid double CDNization), Ignore Image Size Node or Style (for increased themes compatibility), and of course Lazy Loading. Doc here.

Cloudimage 20.11 Released!

This monthly release is categorized as follow:

  • BT (Beta Testing): feature in Beta, feedback welcome!
  • SR (Stable Release): tested and stable after 1 release in BT (~ 1 month)
  • RI (Resolved Issues): resolved issues and problems, tested and stable

Admin Console

  • (SR) Reporting Dashboard

You are now able to easily filter the list of logs according to a wide range of criteria (time, status, error type, etc.), so you can quickly pinpoint assets that are invalid. Check it out and give us your feedback: what you would like to see in addition?

  • (BT) Improved caching settings

You can specifically set caching intervals at all levels (browser and CDN caches) directly form the console. You cana also direct the refresh from origin at expiration of s-maxage in case the origin has changed, overriding the CDN cache. For more information and configuration details, doc is here.

Miscellaneous

  • (SR) FASTLY is joining Scaleflex Premium CDN!

In our continuous efforts to provide the best digital asset delivery, we have now added FASTLY as one of our preferred integrated Premium CDN providers. Alongside with Cloudfront, CDNetworks for example, we offer more solutions to fit your market needs than anybody else. Contact us if you want to hear more about our delivery performance and set the best CDN match for your needs.