Nirvanix Provides Permanent Digital Archive for National September 11 Memorial & Museum
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ — Nirvanix, the premier enterprise cloud storage service provider, today announced that the Nirvanix Storage Delivery Network (SDN) is being used as the main digital archive platform for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum’s permanent collection of audio, video and photographs that chronicle the events of the day and their aftermath through the eyes of those who experienced it – both at the attack sites and around the world.
The Museum is actively acquiring materials for its permanent collection from the general public and those directly impacted by the attacks. The collection includes audio recordings of personal experiences of the attacks of September 11, 2001 left by visitors at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site located next to the World Trade Center. The Museum is actively collecting photographs, audio, video and other 9/11 related material through a number of outreach initiatives, including a “Call to Remember.” This program is designed for 9/11 victims’ family and friends to leave voice mail messages with remembrances about their loved ones. In addition, the Museum has collected thousands of photos submitted by the public through an online initiative, “Make History,” as well as hundreds of hours of video. All of this material will be kept as a permanent digital archive of content that will be an evolving historical record of the day’s events. Nirvanix is providing its SDN to help preserve the memories for future generations, by acting as an offline archive for this important time in world history.
“With so much audio, photos and videos thus far collected as part of the Museum’s permanent collection, we found that we had an immediate need to archive a very high volume of digital data quickly,” said Joe Daniels, President of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. “By using the Nirvanix SDN, we were able to minimize the amount of time and resources needed to archive this invaluable data. Nirvanix is helping us to ensure that these important stories are secure and accessible for many generations to come.”
“To collect and archive the stories of people who were personally affected by the world-changing events of 9/11 is a truly compelling and moving project, and we are pleased to be able to provide our technology and resources to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum,” said Jim Zierick, President and CEO of Nirvanix. “Using digital media, such as video and photographs, to document what happened that day as well as the aftermath of the attacks makes for a very profound and meaningful way to remember and memorialize those historic events. It is a project like this that is an ideal use for the Nirvanix SDN and we are proud of our association with it.”
About The National September 11 Memorial & Museum
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is the not-for-profit corporation created to oversee the design, raise the funds, and program and operate the Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center site. The Memorial & Museum will be located on eight of the 16 acres of the site.
The Memorial will remember and honor the nearly 3,000 people who died in the horrific attacks of February 26, 1993 and September 11, 2001. The design, created by Michael Arad and Peter Walker, consists of two pools that reside in the footprints of the original Twin Towers, surrounded by a plaza of oak trees. The Arad/Walker design was selected from a design competition that included more than 5,000 entrants from 63 nations.
Donations can be made through and more information can be found at the Memorial & Museum’s website, www.national911memorial.org, or by calling 1-877-WTC-GIVE.
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