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Kim Weins
Vice President of Marketing at RightScale
Kim Weins is the vice president of marketing at RightScale, where she helps build awareness of RightScale and demand for its award-winning cloud management solution. She has held executive marketing positions at a variety of enterprise software startups as well as public software companies. Most recently, as senior vice president of marketing at OpenLogic, she helped evangelize and drive demand for open source and cloud technologies at large enterprises worldwide. She has also consulted as interim CMO at a variety of high-growth startups. Kim received a B.S. in engineering from Duke University.

Articles by Kim Weins

Xen Bug Drives Cloud Reboot: Survey Shows Users Undeterred

Posted by Kim Weins   Ι   October 09, 2014 0 comments
The Xen vulnerability announced October 1 caused AWS, Rackspace, and SoftLayer to patch and reboot many cloud instances in the preceding week. We wanted to go beyond the anecdotes, tweets, and blogs to survey cloud users and find out how they actually fared during the reboot and share the results.Read more

Cloud Computing Trends: 2014 State of the Cloud Survey

Posted by Kim Weins   Ι   April 02, 2014 0 comments
In February 2014, RightScale conducted its third annual State of the Cloud Survey, asking 1,068 technical professionals across a broad cross-section of organizations about their adoption of cloud computing. This year’s survey on cloud computing trends found that public cloud adoption is nearing 90 percent on the journey to hybrid cloud.Read more

RightScale State of the Cloud 2013: A Look Ahead

Posted by Kim Weins   Ι   May 03, 2013 0 comments
I've already introduced our RightScale State of the Cloud 2013 industry survey and talked about how the results show that the greater the level of maturity an organization has with cloud, the more benefits it gets from it . Another interesting finding is the link between DevOps and the cloud.Read more

RightScale State of the Cloud 2013: Maturity Matters

Posted by Kim Weins   Ι   May 01, 2013 0 comments
Last week we introduced our RightScale State of the Cloud 2013 industry survey , a comprehensive report based on responses from 625 industry professionals. Today we’ll dive into more details of the survey findings and show how they indicate that the greater the level of maturity organizations have with cloud, the more benefits they get from it.Read more

RightScale State of the Cloud 2013: A New Industry Survey

Posted by Kim Weins   Ι   April 25, 2013 1 comment
Last month RightScale surveyed technical professionals across a broad cross-section of organizations about their adoption of cloud computing. The 625 respondents range from technical executives to practitioners, and represent organizations of varying sizes across many industries. Their answers to our survey questions provide a comprehensive perspective on the state of the cloud today.Read more

Analyzing Cloud Price Changes: How They Affect Your Bottom Line

Posted by Kim Weins   Ι   March 27, 2013 2 comments
Cloud pricing is growing more complex each month. As cloud IaaS vendors change prices and introduce new services, cloud users are finding it increasingly difficult to project their cloud costs. PlanForCloud , a free cloud cost forecasting tool from RightScale, includes more than 12,000 different prices across 6 cloud providers. Over the last 14 months, we counted 29 price reductions in cloud...Read more

Join Us for RightScale Compute 2013

Posted by Kim Weins   Ι   February 04, 2013 0 comments
If your organization is leveraging or investigating cloud computing, congratulations! You are at the leading edge of the most important ongoing paradigm shift in enterprise IT. The easiest way to get up to speed is by attending the RightScale Compute 2013 conference in San Francisco on April 23-26. This is the only conference that combines multiple clouds — public and private — with real case...Read more

Forecast Cloud Costs with PlanForCloud

Posted by Kim Weins   Ι   July 18, 2012 4 comments
Today we announced that RightScale acquired Scotland-based ShopForCloud, a free cloud cost forecasting website, and renamed it PlanForCloud . The website makes it easy to budget for your future cloud costs by giving you a set of tools to model your deployments and your usage patterns and automatically calculate costs across a variety of clouds. PlanForCloud currently includes support for Amazon...Read more

RightScale Conference: Talk to the Experts About Cloud

Posted by Kim Weins   Ι   May 16, 2012 0 comments
Cloud is here and cloud is now. RightScale has led the way in cloud management, with more than 4 million servers launched in the cloud to date. We know that cloud is a strategy, not just a tactical solution . It’s not simply about moving to the cloud and doing business as usual. Cloud is about transforming IT. Cloud is about making business more agile. Cloud is about enabling completely new...Read more