The LightPulse highly integrated multi-core processor design maximizes host performance and efficiency. Advanced error-checking features ensure the integrity of block data, as it traverses the storage area network (SAN). LightPulse’s firmware-based architecture enables feature and performance upgrades without costly hardware changes. The unique service level interface (SLI) allows use of a common driver on a given operating system (OS) platform. Installation and management facilities are designed to minimize server reboots and further simplify deployment.