This is a bad one. There are two and a half completely separate tags overlapping. I'll be using the Amazon Cloud as an example here:
- Refers to someone else whose services or platform you use remotely
- They can offer anything from Computational Services(Kinesis Stream), Platforms(EC2), APIs(API Gateway), Messaging(email, SMS), or Storage(S3, Deep Freeze)
- This refers the them as a whole
- Refer specifically to someone else whose services/platform you use to run software(EC2, Kineses Stream, APIs)
- Refers specifically to someone else whose services/platform you use for storage of some sort. S3 and Deep Freeze are easy examples, however SMS and Email are also storage of messages in the cloud, and RDS is also cloud storage.
Really they refer to the person offering all of the services(the Cloud), computational services(Cloud Computing), or storage only(Cloud Storage). Since this is the case it feels like these need some heavy and deep cleaning and are sadly the product of people's ignorance of what a cloud is(actual unknowing, not intentional unknowing).
Since it's such a bad intermixing of things that should be separate there are a few ways to handle this, but probably the fastest and simplest is to actually do what should have been done in the first place:
Seperation of Ideas as Other Tags
Put it all under one tag, and let people use other tags to clarify
Cloud Storage becomes two tags:
Cloud Computing becomes two tags:
Program/Computing/Services(whatever makes the most sense?)
Cloud becomes... well
Cloud with whatever they need to address the specific part of it like
This way we have a Cloud tag to specify it's related to a cloud, and other tags to tell us what specific part of the cloud it belongs too.
This separation gives use one advantage in that it helps identify those who need more help. If a question is just tagged as Cloud and is about Cloud Servers or Cloud Computing we know they might not know how to distinguish between the two and it could help us address what level we need to address it on and how long our trail of bread crumbs should be. A seasoned professional is probably fine with a blurb. A new person probably needs an article. This could help tell us which type of user it is before we edit their tags and post an answer.