As IT systems have become increasingly critical to the smooth operation of a company, the importance of ensuring the continued operation of those systems, and their rapid recovery, has increased. In this session we will take a deeper look at the new concept of AlwaysOn Availability Groups for SQL 2012 and how you can configure it with SharePoint Server 2013. Furthermore we will learn how to increase SharePoint and SQL performance by using the availability group Read-Intent and Backup Priority features. You will learn about the different Disaster Recovery Options for SharePoint 2013 as well as how they work and how to use them. I will also show you a live demo on how to configure SQL 2012 Availability groups, and we will simulate a Disaster to see how well it reacts.