When comparing Arq vs F(x) Data Cloud, the Slant community recommends Arq for most people. In the question“What are the best cloud backup services?” Arq is ranked 4th while F(x) Data Cloud is ranked 10th. The most important reason people chose Arq is:
No privacy concerns.
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Pro Only you know the encryption password
No privacy concerns.
Amazon services offer solutions with almost 100% durability and 99.99% availability. Even if the system loses data-centers, you will still be able to access your files.
Pro Can store data directly in a variety of cloud storage providers
Arq is client-side software that runs on your computer and talks directly to generic cloud data storage providers. No third-party service in the middle means lower costs, better reliability, lower risk of a service ceasing to operate, ease of migration to other storage targets.
- Amazon Glacier and/or S3
- Google Cloud Storage
- S3-Compatible Server
- SFTP Server
Pro Open document format backups
Unlike other backup programs that store data in proprietary formats, Arq stores them in an open document format allowing for easy viewing.
Pro Option for hosting the database service on the cloud server.
If you wanna host your database on the cloud server, you can have both the option as Database as a Service (Pre-installed and managed database) or Infrastructure as a Service (If you want to have root access and manually want to install the database).
Pro High uptime
All the cloud services are with 99.95% uptime.
F(x) Data Cloud provides public cloud server at a cheap price. The basic plan starts at $1.99/month.
Pro Great Support
Typically answers in minute.
Pro Provides high configurations
They provide 32 vCPU, 128 GB RAM, 2000 GB SSD, 9 TB network. For large businesses, high configurations are required.
Con Complicated setup
When it comes to ease of use most cloud backup service are pretty easy as it is just one signup, with Arc you need to download install and activate it to then register for an Amazon account, this extra step may be troublesome to some people or just annoying.
Con No GPU provided
GPU is not provided.