Commercial Storage Partners
Running a data center is a major capital investment and organizational commitment that is not a core requirement to our mission. In fact, we see it as a liability.
Instead, we leverage reliable, cost-effective commercial services that are already doing it. In today's data storage terms, we're multi-cloud.
Our current storage partners include:
- Amazon S3 – hot tier, 2 regions, private and public files
- Backblaze B2 – hot tier, 1 region, private and public files
- The Internet Archive – hot tier, 1 region, public files only
What's the best way to keep something around for all time? Make multiple copies of it and store those copies in different places. We create multiple, redundant copies of every file in our system to mitigate against file degradation. Not only that, ...
How Our Storage Fees Work
Our storage fees are a $10 per-gigabyte one time fee. You pay only for the storage you need and then you never pay for it again. You can add additional storage whenever you'd like, a gigabyte at a time. Because we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit ...
How Our Endowment Works
Permanent endows your digital legacy with the financial stability of a museum, library or university to keep it permanently safe and accessible with a single one time donation. Each time a user purchases storage, we invest their one-time, ...
Maintaining Accessibility to Your Files
While there's no better way to preserve something forever than to seal it up in a cool, dark, dry place safe from the elements and far from the prying eyes, that lack of accessibility defeats the purpose of cultural heritage preservation. A legacy is ...
What is Permanent.org?
Permanent.org is the world’s first consumer-grade, secure cloud storage service backed by a nonprofit. But it's more than just a cloud based back-up service. Our permanent digital archives provide you with a safe place to preserve and share your ...