Data Generation in Manufacturing and the Data Storage Management Challenges

Unlike the common thought process, the Manufacturing Industry does generate data.

The Digital Transformation wave sweeping across the industry makes them embrace emerging technologies like AI, and modern digital communication channels, which thrive on data.

Plant data management and secure effective communication form the core of their quest to create a modern, digital, and streamlined process for the future.

The growth of data in Manufacturing

Industry 4.0 is all about intelligent and interconnected devices. These devices gather data utilized by digital systems to enhance the device's performance.

Manufacturing Companies are rapidly seeking to sync their Information Technology and Operational Technology processes for efficiency and enhanced customer service.

This collaboration among the manufacturing, IT, and automation teams means sharing data, insights, and business communication and holding on to it for a long-time using an effective data retention policy and robust data storage management tools.
The growth of data in Manufacturing
What’s at Stake for Manufacturers with inadequate data storage management

What’s at Stake for Manufacturers with inadequate data storage management

Manufacturing companies, in general, are targeted for information on their manufacturing processes, especially for high-demand products. They are targeted for intellectual property, trade secrets, and patented designs and technology.

Manufacturing Companies are likely to face security threats like web application attacks, cyber espionage, corporate espionage, operational downtime, product manipulation, etc. Additionally, manufacturers work in association with other vendors, which means a threat anywhere in the complete process exposes others.

Financial loss, brand erosion, and litigations are some of the major risks of an inadequate data retention policy or a lack of a robust data storage management system.

Related: Small businesses and the cost of poor data management

Challenges to Data Storage Management and Protection for Manufacturers

The most likely source of security breaches is the human aspect. The overlapping areas of technology, along with people and processes, are the areas that leave the system ajar and let risk seep in.

Current employees, who fall prey to phishing or are not careful enough with handling their emails, are the foremost source. Followed by former employees, who somehow have access to their mails and email backup software, competitors and hackers are equally responsible for security threats.

The risk to data is proportional to the number of employees having access to it without security protocols.

  • With changing definitions of what is not considered sensitive data, manufacturing organizations are unaware of what data privacy and protection laws they need to follow.
  • Reliance on legacy data management systems built for specialized information makes manufacturers hesitant to adopt modern data management systems.
  • On-premises email archiving solutions, though popular, come with limitations. The need to store emails over a long period can take up a lot of space and eventually be insufficient as the company grows. They are often high maintenance, and the running costs are high.
  • Such solutions offer no to limited search options for specific information on an individual level. Even in the best email backup software, retrieving information is a tedious process consuming time and resources, and often halts operations due to delay
  • Such solutions generally get outdated as the compliance policies change, incurring additional costs on upgrades or new system adoption. They often lack supervision layers, exposing data to breaches.
Challenges to Data Storage Management and Protection for Manufacturers
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As per Business Wire: Manufacturing Sector is expected to spend nearly $19.7 billion on Cloud Services.

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Long term data retention and archiving of business-critical data in a central search-ready repository is made easy with a scalable cloud archive. Vaultastic encrypts all data at rest and in transit to deter any malicious attempt to access your data. Learn more.

Ease of Use

An easy and hassle-free system at a reasonable cost with multiple individual users accounts for secure and customized self-service access.

Quick Results

With fast and deep Ediscovery, you can search through the cloud email archive of any period within a few seconds. A central cloud email archive provides better control over data and increases the system’s response time. Flexible data extraction tools enable easy extraction of search results in portable formats.

Disaster Management

Offers business continuity by storing multiple redundant copies of emails at a disaster recovery site that ensures perpetual data durability and availability. Learn more.

Up to 60% Cost Optimization

As your data size grows (and it will), Vaultastic can deploy storage tiering to segregate recent, frequently used emails in the Active (hot) store and aging infrequently used emails into the Inactive (cold) store. In addition, de-duplication, automated migration, and pay-per-use pricing for on-demand services further optimize your cash flow and substantially reduce storage and access costs.
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Benefits for the Manufacturing Companies with Vaultastic as the Data Storage Management platform

Benefits for the Manufacturing Companies with Vaultastic as the Data Storage Management platform

Low Operational Cost

Vaultastic, being cloud-based, there are no in-house servers that need regular upgrades. There are also fewer technical problems.

Easy Collaboration

Integrated collaboration tools seamlessly enable data sharing and business communication among stakeholders.

Optimized, Cost-effective Storage

Storage tiering to handle the growing data size. It also offers data segregation, deduplication, and automated migration to substantially reduce data retention, access, and migration costs by almost 60%.

Always Compliant

The Manufacturing sector is gradually moving towards standardization with new consumer privacy laws. The manufacturing industry needs to adopt General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and state laws considering digitization and the geographies they serve. Vaultastic, with its periodical reviews, ensures compliance with the latest industry guidelines.

Data Residency to comply with Government regulations

Vaultastic offers a choice of regions for storing your data, ensuring compliance with data residency regulations of governments and industry bodies.
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The Vaultastic Edge for Email Archiving

Vaultastic, helps businesses centrally preserve, discover, and manage large volumes of email data with ease and considerable cost savings.
Centralized archive
An elastic archive keeps all your emails online and search-ready in durable, tamper-evident vaults to help you respond to compliance requests quickly, accurately, and with confidence.
Compliance Management
Deep e-discovery using boolean constructs on mail attributes, message content, and date along with legal hold capabilities, support compliance, and legal evidence requests
Multi-layered security
Building on AWS’s shared security model, Vaultastic delivers bullet-proof security “IN” the cloud to protect against cyber-attacks and ensures that your sensitive data stored on our platform is encrypted, immutable, and tamper-resistant.
Automated migrations
Vaultastic bundles automated migration tools for rapid and accurate ingestion of historical email archives into the central repository for long-term, durable protection of business-critical data.
Durable archive
As a perpetual archive in separate operational cloud infrastructure, Vaultastic delivers superior data durability (11 9’s), storing immutable copies of your email data in multiple geographically apart availability zones (data centers) of AWS.
Rich set of cloud tools
Vaultastic cloud email archiving solution provides a rich set of cloud and data services to efficiently & securely manage the operational and legacy data. Find a mail, support a large ediscovery, export data, govern information, and more.

Cross Platform. Independent. Open

Vaultastic can connect and ingests data across platforms to enable a common and centralised data repository to reverse fragmentation

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  • 1. Why does the Manufacturing Sector need to invest in a Cloud Data/Email Archiver?
     

    Increasing adoption of digital technologies by Manufacturing is leading to large volumes of data carrying intellectual property, personal information, designs and more. And email is the ubiquitous carrier of this business critical information.

    Manufacturing companies, are frequently targeted for intellectual property, trade secrets, and patented designs and technology.

    Financial loss, brand erosion, and litigations are some of the major risks of an inadequate data retention policy or a lack of a robust data storage management system.

    Learn more: Why archive email

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  • 2. How does Vaultastic ensure data security at all times?
     

    Vaultastic delivers bullet proof security for your data using a multi-layered shared security cloud model. Some of the controls deployed are encryption at rest and in transit, role based access, WAFs, and more. Learn more.

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  • 3. The data volume keeps on increasing. Will the search be as seamless as it is now five years down the line?
     

    Absolutely. Vaultastic is a highly scalable platform that is agnostic to the size of data. It builds on the elastic cloud store to deliver a boundless storage architecture. Vaultastic’s ediscovery is engineered to find any data of any period from the Active store in a few seconds.

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  • 4. Is Vaultastic compatible with the current email storage infrastructure at our organization?
     

    Vaultastic supports a wide range of popular cloud and on-premise email solutions including MS 365, Google Workspace, MS Exchange, Zimbra and more. Learn about supported platforms here.

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  • 5. Can I provide access to the data depending on the organizational hierarchy?
     

    Yes. Vaultastic supports role based access, where you can define which vaults are visible to the user upon login. This is also a useful tool when providing selective access to internal and external auditors. Learn more here.

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