Blade Network Technologies, Inc. announced that Netezza, the global leader in data warehouse and analytic appliances,has selected BLADE’s Ethernet networking portfolio of products to provide the industry’s highest-speed cross-platform data fabric. BLADE’s top-of-rack and embedded blade switches will provide the data-intensive 1 Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet networking for the new Netezza TwinFin appliance, the first in Netezza’s family of new blade server-based appliances. Blade’s combined top-of-rack and embedded blade switching environment provides the fastest end-to-end data fabric infrastructure available for data warehousing and analytics. Through the high-speed data fabric delivered by Blade’s G8124 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch coupled with Blade’s BNT 1/10G Uplink Ethernet Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter, the Netezza TwinFin appliance delivers orders of magnitude faster performance, fast load speeds of up to 2 terabtyes/hour and fast backup and restore rates of as high as 4 terabtyes/hour.