SQL Server provides an ideal database platform for TEMENOS T24. By choosing the Microsoft platform, T24 customers experience faster funds transfers, higher security-trade volumes, and quicker close-of-business processes. This white paper provides best practices for configuring and running T24 on SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008 R2, including guidance for building high availability and disaster recovery into yur banking solution. Implementing these best practices can help you avoid or minimize common problems and optimize the performance of your T24 implementation. Note that the paper also provides appendices with step-by-step guidance and an extensive list of links for further information.