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Kim Weins

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Kim Weins
Vice President of Marketing and Cloud Cost Strategy at RightScale
Kim Weins is the vice president of marketing and cloud cost strategy 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.

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Cloud Providers Comparison 2018

Our latest cloud providers comparison for 2018 includes a rundown of the new features released since April by AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and IBM Cloud.Read more

Cloud Computing Trends: 2018 State of the Cloud Survey

In January 2018, RightScale conducted its seventh annual State of the Cloud Survey of the latest cloud computing trends, with a focus on infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service. Both public and private cloud adoption grew in 2018, with larger enterprises increasing their focus on public cloud. AWS is no longer the runaway leader as Azure has grown rapidly and is now a close second,...Read more
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Tagging Best Practices for Cloud Governance and Cost Management

Enterprises are now managing highly complex cloud pricing structures and an onslaught of new cloud services. We cover governance best practices — like tagging your cloud resources — that enable you to efficiently optimize costs across all cloud providers and ensure that you have access to any and all of the cloud services that your company requires. And we share a template with a recommended set...Read more

Compare Top Public Cloud Providers: AWS vs Azure vs Google

Since the announcements from AWS re:Invent in late November, we’ve updated our free Cloud Comparison tool to include a slew of new features announced by AWS as well as new features from the other top public cloud providers Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and IBM Cloud.Read more

Comparing Cloud Instance Pricing: AWS vs Azure vs Google vs IBM

As cloud computing matures, the top public cloud providers are continuing to evolve their instance types and also reduce prices and add discounting options, creating opportunities to save money for the 85 percent of organizations that have a multi-cloud strategy. We show you which providers have the lowest-cost options for cloud compute instances and under which circumstances and what’s been...Read more

Where Is the $10B in Waste in Public Cloud Costs?

The public cloud providers recently announced their revenue for Q3, and the numbers are big and growing quickly. After looking at how much of the cloud providers’ revenue comes at the expense of cloud users not understanding how they can prevent wasted cloud spend, we identified three key areas for stopping waste right now.Read more

AWS Reserved Instances vs. Google Committed Use Discounts

Today Google announced the latest salvo in the cloud pricing wars, Committed Use Discounts, which are a competitor to AWS Reserved Instances. We compared AWS Reserved Instances (RIs) vs. Google Committed Use Discounts (CUDs) to see which one provides the lowest cost to users.Read more

Cloud Computing Trends: 2017 State of the Cloud Survey

In January 2017, RightScale conducted its sixth annual State of the Cloud Survey of the latest cloud computing trends, with a focus on infrastructure-as-a-service. In 2017, we see several new themes emerging: a narrowing race among public cloud providers, decrease in private cloud adoption, a renewed focus among enterprises on optimizing cloud costs, and strong growth in Docker.Read more