The advantages offered by the cloud have been availed of by all business sectors and companies. One segment that, like others, can benefit from the unrivalled boost offered by cloud computing solutions is e-commerce. For an SME or a start-up just about to spread its wings, a versatile and flexible platform is essential as is its scalability. There are many plus factors for transitioning your e-commence platform to the cloud, both for security and resource scalability reasons as well as the guaranteed speeds. In fact, many businesses still find it difficult to source sufficient resources to ensure redundancy and backup functionalities, especially in those periods of the year when traffic demand peaks. This is when the service offered by a cloud provider comes into its own.