Your Cloud is only as good as your network. SKY Direct Connect-Dedicated Connectivity delivers security and performance for you mission critical applications.

What is SKY Direct Connect

Direct Connect is a private, high-throughput, dedicated connectivity option available with SKY IaaS, in addition to standard VPN connection options. SKY IaaS works with leading network service providers (NSPs) to establish these high-throughput and secure links from customer data centers (either in a remote location or in the same collocation facility) to SKY IaaS.


Enable smooth three tier applications, minimize your disaster recovery RTO, and quickly move large amounts of data between your data centers and SKY IaaS with support for up to 10 Gbps connections for Dedicated Cloud and up to 1 Gbps for Disaster Recovery and Virtual Private Cloud.

Make the cloud part of your corporate VPN

Extend your corporate MPLS VPN to SKY IaaS a dedicated link, simplifying the network connectivity of distributed development teams and remote offices.

Low Latency

Connection-oriented virtual circuits ensure packets arrive in the correct order improving performance for latency-sensitive applications such as voice/video and Desktop-as-a-Service.

Direct Connect with Cross Connect

Direct Connect with Cross Connect supports both site-to-site private line connectivity as well as cross-connections from co-located infrastructure.


  • Fast, dedicated connectivity: 1 or 10 Gbps options
  • Streamlined provisioning and billing: We provide the port and cross-connect to simplify your billing relationships
  • Supports advanced and hybrid networking

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Direct Connect for Network Exchange
Direct Connect for Network Exchange supports network exchange-based connections from on-premises data centers into SKY IaaS


  • Dedicated connectivity: 1 or 10 Gbps options
  • Fastest time-to-value
  • Access advanced and hybrid networking
  • Supports additional value-added services from NSPs (varies by NSP)


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