We are developing a web application(with Oracle and EJS) for a telecom payment site (like recharges, ticket bookings etc...) and are currently involved in deciding on requirements for a new production server that we intend to buy. This machine will run Windows XP.
We are expecting around 5000-7500 hits/sec which in turn might increase in the near future. What would you suggest in terms of hardware specifications? I'm more of a software developer than a network engineer, so I would welcome suggestions.