Silicon Sky hosts in carrier neutral data centres and has LAN speed access to up to 100 African-based network service providers. Should customers use any of the network providers for their network, a direct cross connect allows for a dedicated network connection to be established to Silicon Sky, eliminating the need to connect over the internet. Direct connections are made using industry standard VLAN’s. Direct connections can be made using 1Gbps or 10Gbps. Multiple connections can be added for redundancy or additional throughput.