Mimik Technology joins LF Edge with focus on Open Horizon, edge device management

Mimik Technology joins LF Edge with focus on Open Horizon, edge device management

mimik Technology is among the latest class of edge computing innovators to join LF Edge. LF Edge is an umbrella organization within the Linux Foundation that establishes an open, interoperable framework for edge computing independent of hardware, silicon, cloud, or operating system.

“mimik looks forward to collaborating with LF Edge to ‘edgifi’ the world. LF Edge’s community-driven philosophy mirrors mimik’s own vision of today’s increasingly hyper-connected world, presenting opportunities to collectively contribute to innovation at the edge,” says Fay Arjomandi, Founder and CEO of mimik. “There is a much larger proposition for the entire community to thrive together, versus one company winning it all. We are excited to join the community and expand our ecosystem of partners and customers, ranging from large brands to startups. We have already started to contribute our learnings and technology while gaining insights from other community members.”

mimik has been working in close collaboration with IBM, contributor of the Open Horizon Project within LF Edge, for almost a year. mimik’s relationship with IBM is anchored in IBM Edge Application Manager, the commercially supported distribution of Open Horizon. Late last year, mimik announced its collaboration with IBM, relaying the overarching goal behind the effort, which is to “extend IBM Edge Application Manager’s management of edge devices and support for edge clusters by enabling the deployment of containerized workloads to mobile devices.”

Open Horizon is an open-source software project within the LF Edge umbrella group and serves as a cornerstone project within the organization. As a platform for managing the service software lifecycle of containerized workloads and machine learning assets, it supports autonomous application management to edge computing nodes and devices at massive scale.

“mimik provides a platform-neutral solution for serverless execution at the edge. Open Horizon provides a solution for application and machine learning deployment and lifecycle management. Together, Open Horizon and mimik provide automated management of serverless applications at scale,” explains Joe Pearson, Technical Steering Committee chair, Open Horizon. “What makes mimik’s solution so special is that their micro-services are based on WASM+WASI, which creates language-agnostic, portable, secure, small, and fast serverless functions. Not only are they containerized and Docker-compatible, but they can run up to 10,000 times faster than micro-services based on interpreted languages like Python and NodeJS, at speeds approaching compiled C++.”

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