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consolidating sql servers

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I have 15 sql servers... its a mix of 2008 and 2012 sql servers.

I think we are a good candidate for consolidating the instances.  I would like to get down to 5 sql servers.   there is a management application where I only have 5 keys.  Can someone point me to a good paper or book that explains how you should tackle this.

ie.... what databases should be on what server..  limitiations and other things?
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