Aaron Ogus

Distinguished Engineer

Aaron is a Distinguished Engineer working in the Microsoft Azure Storage Team. His one line summary of his job is "Make sure that Azure Storage has the right hardware and software". He works (with many others) on optimizing the co-design of Hardware and Software for Azure Storage, Compute and Networking. Aaron has been working on Azure Storage since its inception in 2008 and has helped Microsoft optimize storage design and deployment, and has worked with industry partners to optimize components, servers and switch designs for the cloud. Aaron has helped influence the evolution of Network Switches, SSDs, HDDs and Archival Systems for Cloud deployment. Aaron started at Microsoft in 1991, and before Azure worked on a few notable projects, including Windows 95, DirectX, XBOX and Forza Motorsport. Aaron has a regional SCCA racing championship in Formula Mazda, which was instrumental in helping make Forza the highest grossing racing franchise on XBOX. Aaron also plays a little poker from time to time. He finished second in a World Poker Tour Tournament at a Televised Final Table.

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