Ed Nightingale is the Partner Product Architect for Azure Sphere. Prior to Azure Sphere, Ed was a systems researcher and software engineer. Ed has authored papers in top systems conferences such as OSDI and SOSP. He has co-authored 20 conference and journal publications, has won 6 best paper awards, and even helped to set the world record in disk-to-disk sorting (http://sortbenchmark.org). He has also worked as an engineer and as an engineering manager running a large-scale distributed storage service. Ed really enjoys building operating systems and large-scale distributed systems.