Portrait of Ed Nightingale

Ed Nightingale

Partner Architect


Ed is the Product Architect for Azure Sphere at Microsoft. Ed’s role as architect spans writing core software for the product, authoring software and silicon requirements, and ensuring the end-to-end product meets customer needs. Ed has shaped and grown the product from incubation to announcement.

Ed Nightingale is also 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 7 best paper awards, and even helped to set the world record in disk-to-disk sorting (http://sortbenchmark.org). He also worked as an engineer and as an engineering manager running a large-scale distributed storage service. Ed is deeply familiar with agile engineering software development practices and he really enjoys building large-scale systems.