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Multiple SQL Standard Instances on 4 Processor/32-core Server

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  • We have a large 4 processor/32-core server with 192GB of memory available in the data center and over twenty small SQL Standard databases to consolidate.   They are a mix of SQL 2012 and 2008 R2 for 3rd-party apps.

    Is there any issue with simply installing two instances of SQL Standard on the server - one for 2012 and one for 2008 R2 ?  Each instance will use up to 64GB out of the 192GB and 16 cores.  If we did this with Enterprise, the licensing would be a fortune and the Enterprise features are not needed.

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    Tuesday, July 02, 2013 10:37 AM

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