When comparing Arq vs Newfang Cloud, the Slant community recommends Arq for most people. In the question“What are the best cloud backup services?” Arq is ranked 5th while Newfang Cloud is ranked 18th. 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 Transparent and Simple Billing
I am currently using it for free under Alpha release, but the pricing is straight forward with billing for storage and download, no unnecessary list of unbundled API' are billed.
All the usage is logged on the blockchain that can be audited against the bill.
Pro Privacy Focused and Transparent
All the files are encrypted and access is logged on the blockchain that I can verify. Only those with access can view the files.
Pro Good for video streaming & hosting
Due to the distributed nature of servers, video streaming is performant and better than current providers. Quite cheaper too. Files are downloaded from an edge network.
Pro Very easy to integrate
SDK just has a couple of endpoints with good documentation
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 New to the market
The service is relatively new, but migration shouldn't be a problem