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Kim Weins

Kim Weins

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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

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

AWS vs Azure vs Google Cloud Pricing: Compute Instances

Comparing cloud pricing is complicated. It can be difficult to make apples-to-apples comparisons because cloud providers offer different pricing models, unique discounting options, and frequent price cuts. This article dives down into the details to show you which providers have the lowest-cost options for cloud compute instances and under which circumstances.Read more

New DevOps Trends: 2016 State of the Cloud Survey

In January 2016 RightScale conducted its fifth annual State of the Cloud Survey that included a series of questions on the latest DevOps trends. In this blog post, we highlight several new findings from the survey, including who is adopting DevOps tools, which tools are most popular, and the greatest challenges with container management.Read more

Cloud Computing Trends: 2016 State of the Cloud Survey

In January 2016, RightScale conducted its fifth annual State of the Cloud Survey of the latest cloud computing trends, with a focus on infrastructure-as-a-service. We highlight several key findings from the survey in this blog post, including stats on hybrid cloud adoption, top challenges among cloud users, and the demand for DevOps.Read more

Google vs. AWS Pricing: Google Cuts Are First of 2015

Seven months after its last price cut on compute power for the cloud, Google is making good on its promise to drive cloud prices down at the rate of Moore’s Law. This week's price cut by Google is another strategic move in the Google vs. AWS pricing battle that ultimately benefits cloud consumers. We've done the analysis and have the latest price comparison charts.Read more

Cloud Computing Trends: 2015 State of the Cloud Survey

In January 2015, RightScale conducted its fourth annual State of the Cloud Survey of the latest cloud computing trends, with a focus on infrastructure-as-a-service. The survey asked 930 IT professionals about their adoption of cloud infrastructure and related technologies.Read more

Xen Bug Drives Cloud Reboot: Survey Shows Users Undeterred

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