To ensure that all captured production and machine data are available to all parties involved in the process at any time and at any place, they will be stored web-based and anonymized in a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). A VPC has the advantage to keeping your company's data isolated and centrally manageable. Only you decide which users are allowed to reach the cloud resources. This ensures a high stability in data security. The benefits of the VPC are enormous: By making data available to a defined group on a web-based and cross-company basis, the collaboration for example with customers, partners and suppliers gets much easier. If, for example, the manufacturer can access certain machine data, the predictive maintenance is possible.