Mimik, IBM partner to bring edge cloud, container tech to more mobile platforms
Pioneering hybrid edge cloud company mimik Technology recently announced it is collaborating with IBM to build AI-enabled collaborative workflow solutions designed to help accelerate automation and digital transformation across manufacturing, retail, IoT and healthcare. mimik’s hybrid edgeCloud platform transforms cloud applications from a fixed client-server architecture – where server functionality is limited to servers in data centers and gateways – to a fully distributed architecture, enabling “client” devices to act as servers. Through this relationship, mimik intends to extend IBM Edge Application Manager’s management of IoT and edge devices, and support for edge clusters by enabling the deployment of containerized workloads to mobile devices running on iOS, Android, QNX and Windows.
We are amid a transition from mobile internet to a hyper connected internet, with a projected 24.1 billion connected devices by 2030 and millions of applications and systems connecting and communicating with each other across domains driven by data and artificial intelligence. Enterprise cloud transformation, IoT and 5G trends have been driving the proliferation of smart devices at the edge, and as a result, internet bandwidth and computing resources in centralized data centers are straining to manage the amount of new data coming from connected devices at the edge of the network. At the same time, client applications are becoming more complex and difficult to develop, update and maintain. To help address these challenges, mimik will bring its hybrid edgeCloud platform together with IBM’s Edge Application Manager, which runs on Red Hat OpenShift, to enable devices with computing resources, such as PCs, smartphones, routers, game consoles, and IoT gateways and FreeRTOS sensors, as well as the broad spectrum of Linux-based edge devices and clusters, to have containerized computing capabilities at the edge.