SAN DIEGO and HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Nirvanix, the premier Cloud Storage platform provider optimized for media and large files, today announced that its Storage Delivery Network (SDN) has been serving as the integrated promotional platform for Doom Inc.s worldwide launch of its first full-length feature filmOn The Doll. For the past four months, the films official website (www.onthedoll.com) has provided visitors with trailers and other content that originates from Nirvanixs global cluster of storage delivery nodes across North America, Europe and Asia.
On The Doll, a story of the victims of child abuse and the pain it visits upon their later lives, stars Brittany Snow and Josh Janowicz and has screened at several prominent film festivals including the Austin Film Festival, the Avignon Film Festival, Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival and Cinequest. The film has also just been accepted into the prestigious Oldenburg International Film Festival in Germany in September 2008.
Prior to the launch of Nirvanixs SDN, providing a consistent user media experience around the world with higher-quality audio and video files was a very expensive endeavor for media companies just beginning to scale like Doom Inc. Content Distribution Networks (CDNs) are very costly and often times are the wrong technology for anything receiving less than tens of thousands of hits a day. The Storage Delivery Network can both store media content across the globe and then deliver it directly to the user or to an appropriate web service including a CDN itself, providing if it does become super hot on a given day all at a fraction of the cost of using a CDN by itself.
Actually getting a story from an idea to finished movie is a long and arduous journey for any filmmaker but to then make that movie available to as many people as possible is an entirely new journey altogether, said Thomas Mignone, Director and Writer of On The Doll. I knew that I wanted to push into new online marketing models with some creative content but to get the user experience I wanted would have cost upwards of $15,000 a month from what the CDN players were asking. For an independent film studio especially, this would have effectively killed our promotional plans. Instead, Nirvanix made this happen for well under $500 a month and with a level of customer support I hadnt seen before. I wish every company was as dedicated as the team at Nirvanix.