DataVail is here in the Denver, CO area. They do have DBA's outside of the country, but I believe most remote DBA environments are going to take advantage of this scenario- no matter where their base of operations are. When I have worked with different remote DBA services, it's comforting to know that if I am working with DBA's that are outside of the US, no matter if it's UK, India, Thailand or elsewhere while I am sleeping, that they are wide-awake, at technical full-strength while they work on an issue for the databases that I had a considerable interest in when returning to the office the next morning. In my experience- I really don't think it matters where the DBA resides, it's what the DBA is made of that matters... Kellyn Pedersen Sr. Database Administrator http://www.linkedin.com/in/kellynpedersen www.dbakevlar.blogspot.com "Go away before I replace you with a very small and efficient shell script..." ________________________________ From: Andrew Kerber <andrew.kerber@xxxxxxxxx> To: niall.litchfield@xxxxxxxxx Cc: mschmitt@xxxxxxxxxxxx; oracle-l <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Mon, October 25, 2010 1:55:14 PM Subject: Re: Remote DBA firms Uh, there are many different reasons why he may want US firms. One of the most common is privacy laws. Another may simply be the prevention of language problems. On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 2:35 PM, Niall Litchfield <niall.litchfield@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: Hi Mike, >I'm curious as to the reason for restricting the names to a specific country. >There are a number of companies that meet your requirements that I wouldn't >touch with a barge pole, and several that don't including one in your general >timezone, that do. > >On 25 Oct 2010 20:00, "Michael Schmitt" <mschmitt@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: >> >> >>Hello, >> >>Can anyone provide me with the names of some of the larger and well known >>remote >>DBA firms located in the US? >> >> >>Thanks, >>Mike >> -- Andrew W. Kerber 'If at first you dont succeed, dont take up skydiving.'