It's a "cloud" they say? Hmm, interesting. In a "former life", I did graphic design. Below are some of the things I "saw" when looking at our logo. First, here's what our "Network" looks like without the "cloud" and just the "lines":
Doesn't have much impact does it? I didn't think so either, so added "small nodes" to the endpoints"
This seemed like something of an improvement to me, but reminded me a lot of playing with tinker toys when I was a very young boy, 50 or so yrs ago.
What I particularly noticed when looking at "THE CLOUD" is that it's constructed using CIRCLES. So is it a "Cloud" or is it a collection of circles? If we change our existing logo to look like a collection of circles, would we be infringing on the "THE CLOUD"?
I think that would be a difficult case for SF to make. But that's just my opinion. Below is an example showing what I discovered using circles of different sizes and colors that could easily be reworked in countless ways, including removing the nodes and putting it back inside a contrasting rectangular box (will update post with example if I find time to create one):
Makes "THE CLOUD" look very different doesn't it?? I certainly think it does. it's clear to me that's how they designed it; as a collection of circles or "balloons". Perhaps we should take a pin and just pop one...
I said I'd do this, if I found the time, so here it is. Our current logo with "circles" behind it on a rectangular solid colored background. Are these circles the same as "THE CLOUD" or are they just colored circles? I'll let you be the judge...
And just for @Samuel De Rycke, a version with fewer lines & smaller nodes too! Hopefully, it's a bit less "dizzying". ;)