Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQs

What is managed hosting?
Managed hosting is an IT service whereby an organization outsources the management of its hosting services to a managed service provider. This means they will be in charge of taking care of all the technical work in the background while businesses can focus on their core offerings. Interested in finding a managed service provider? Look no further, browse through LDC’s managed services ​here
What different types of hosting are available?
There are many different types of hosting options available to businesses, such as, ​​shared hosting​, ​dedicated hosting​ ​and VPS hosting​.​​
Does LDC have a contact number?
Yes. +202 2529 5832
When was LDC established?
Link Datacenter or LDC was established in the mid 90’s. 1996 to be exact.
Who is the CEO of Link Datacenter?
The CEO of LDC is Gamal Selim. Learn more about our team here.
What does LDC stand for?
Link Datacenter.
Is LDC a certified microsoft partner?
Yes. LDC is a Microsoft Gold Partner

Cloud Hosting FAQs

What is the difference between on-premise and cloud hosting?
On premise hosting means that applications and environments are deployed and hosted inside your organization on physical servers, on the other hand, cloud hosting means that applications are deployed and hosted on vendor/cloud provider servers and are accessed through a web browser.
Is the cloud safe?
Yes. Although data is stored on third party servers and not within your immediate reach. Cloud providers and data centers have robust built-in security features and protocols to ensure data storage security.
Where is the cloud “located’?
All data is located in remote data centers all over the world. Cloud vendors usually store the same data in multiple places to make sure the data is always accessible. This is what we call redundancy.
Is the cloud cheaper?
Cloud storage is more economic than on-site storage. Think of it this way with improved connectivity and more tactile ​disaster recovery​ ​ your organization can save money. Not to mention, ease of scaling storage up or down depending on storage needs or consumption as opposed to purchasing new servers and hardware every time your business grows also allows companies to save money.

Microsoft Solutions FAQs

Is there a direct Migration path from on-premise RDS to WVD? Or will we have to first migrate to RDS from Iaas and from there to WVD?
If you want to use Win 10 EVD with WVD then you cannot migrate to WVD directly from on-premise. If you want to continue using your existing image (WS or Win10), you can migrate your VMs as long as you have the following also migrated/setup – AD with AAD sync, VNET, user storage (optional if they want everything available in Azure). You can also use Azure Site Recovery for the same. The other option is to migrate all your on-prem resources using ASR to Azure (inclusive of RDS components) and then once you have a validated env, you can connect the VMs to WVD. I would recommend this option because many customers get stuck in the AD and VNET creation/sync step and then cannot deploy their WVD setup. A phased migration ensures that you get all of the WVD pre-requirements in place before attempting to use WVD.
Can I use the Windows 10 multi-session VM with Citrix Environment?
Yes, this is possible.
What operating systems are supported by WVD?
Windows 10 multi-session, Windows 10 single-session, Windows 7 single-session, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, and Windows Server 2019
How does the WVD solution reduce costs?
WVD reduces customer costs by reducing Infrastructure, Licensing, and Labor costs. Multisession Windows 10 allows significant savings in compute resources, and WVD service now replaces complex management requirements of RDS/VDI solutions.
What is Microsoft 365?
Microsoft 365 is a subscription based integrated solution that contains Windows 10, Office 365 as well as Enterprise mobility and security.

Interested in Microsoft 365? We can help, learn more here