I have a lot of databases running on MS SQL SERVER. Some of them using different versions such as : 2000 Enterprise Ed., Standard 2000, 2008 R2 Standard, 2008 R2 Express Ed., 2005 Standard, 64 bit version, 32 bit version, Express edition, and some running on VM machines.
The whole environment is a mess, i really need to do some sort of consolidation. A better way to manage all the databases, improve backups management, also save some money with licenses, etc.
I can use Virtual Machines and open to any ideas for the implementation.
Anyone have any recomendation or idea that can help ?