Rheem has long been at the forefront of technology, whether it be winning awards for innovation, efficiency or industry firsts. So it’s no wonder their vision for creating a smart connected family of products, branded Rheem EcoNet®, needed a flexible, scalable edge IoT cloud platform. Unfortunately, they appeared to be ahead of their time and the market’s ability to provide an adequate platform.
The challenge was how to get all their smart HVAC and water heaters connected to the cloud in the best, most scalable and stable way. Their system at the time, like many enterprise systems, faced too many challenges in terms of stability, scale-up time and monitoring resources. As they grew, wanting to pave the way for connecting their products around the world, they realized they needed to make a systemic change, and they began to look for the best cloud solution.
Hear the details of Rheem’s journey to creating a successful connected water heater line of products and learn how you can apply the same principles to achieve your connected product vision.
Eric Simone is the Founder and CEO of ClearBlade Inc., an Enterprise Edge Computing Internet of Things (IoT) software company focused on large Enterprises in the transportation, building facilities, and connected products markets. Prior to starting ClearBlade, Eric was the founder and CTO of Compete Incorporated, which sold to Perficient Inc. (PRFT) for $63M in May of 2000. Earlier in his career, Eric achieved success in senior engineering, product and sales positions at IBM and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Eric has a degree in Computer Science from Purdue University and is a recognized Distinguished Alumni. Eric resides in Austin, Texas with his wife Toni and 2 sons, Xander and Dexter.