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data cloud(1) A collection of words that are displayed in a font size or different color (or both) that represent their value in relation to each other. For example, a data cloud of countries would show China in the largest font because it has the largest population.
(2) Data storage. A data cloud implies some type of storage system or storage network without getting into details. It may also refer to a network attached storage (NAS) device. See SAN and NAS. See also cloud.
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