Can 2 SharePoint Farms use the same database instance? I know SharePoint can use DBs that have non-standard names (as in the case of databases that have been pre-staged). I'm not asking if they can use the same databases. I'm asking if 2 separate 2013 SharePoint Farms can use the same instance of SQL Server? I realize they couldn't use the same DBs- those would obviously need to be given distinct names. I've seen that a SQL Server instance can have databases for a 2010 and 2013 farm, but I haven't seen where two SharePoint 2013 farms can use the same SQL Server instance.
If so, can anyone provide a source?
For the record, I would be using SP 2013 Standard or Foundation with a SQL Server 2012 instance.