Once a project is set up in the VEP, all stakeholders can interact inside a common engineering environment, regardless of their location. After a Honeywell automation engineer has finished engineering in the cloud, users can begin testing. Users can connect to the VEP via a secure VPN tunnel into their own project, and are then able to run a set of tests from their own site with a Honeywell engineer or with engineers who could be on the other side of the world.
With users' approval, the project can be moved from the virtual machines on the private cloud to an on-premises virtual system for final deployment. This is all done without having to redeploy the virtual machine.