The device cloud is a crucial part of the Schildknecht Industry 4.0 platform. It monitors and manages connected devices, and ensures that they are secure and performing at their best. On top of that, the device cloud integrates with enterprise systems. The device cloud lowers operation costs of IoT networks by simplifying key functions, like deployment of new devices, remote diagnostics, updates and upgrades etc. While a gateway collects data from sensors and machinery at the edge of the network and passes it on, the device cloud works on another level. It is essential for efficient managing of IoT devices. Without the device cloud we would have to perform the time consuming and costly task of connecting every single device or sensor directly to the system. The device cloud does that for us, ensuring simple scalability, and fast integration of devices into the network.