We thought this would be an appropriate way to start off the day, though we are well into it:
If the message to SMB IT providers has not come clear yet it should.
Private Cloud initiatives seem to all have a solution set around their definitions that require a number of products on top of the virtualization stack whatever that may be.
The in-house solution set based on SBS 2011 Standard is a solid product. Fortunately we have this product in place with most of our clients giving us some room to see where the Microsoft SMB strategy will be taking us over the next two or three years.
Whatever that strategy is we will always be able to figure out a way to provide value for our clients in our delivered products and services.
The business and revenue model may change in the next few years, but we are quite certain we will still be in business and still providing great value for our clients.
In the end, we are just on the cusp of all of the changes that have been in the works for the last number of years at most of our vendors.
It is going to be an interesting couple or three years folks! :)
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book