Solid State Disks at Sun

We´ve announced yesterday, that we will deliver solid state disks in our servers in the next fiscal year. Many journalists wrote about the complete substituion of rotating rust disks by solid state disks or drives (strange wording for a technology without disks or any moving parts), but they forgot the most obvious usage of this. One example is: Sun stretches for Flash dance Rotating rust as it´s advantage and solid state has other advantage. So why don´t use both. Solaris and ZFS can do exactly this: Separated ZIL and L2ARC were designed to use the advantages of SSD where rotating disks can use some help. You don´t have to move all your data to solid state just to get the speed advantages of solid state. Yet another point, where you have to see the the complete package to understand a move made by Sun.