To get started with Force.com, all you need is a computer and an internet connection. What you don't need are application servers, web servers, databases, and the costly provisioning and configuration of these resources. Instead, the Force.com platform providesenvironments, also called organizations, which are simply provisioned in the cloud when you request them. An environment lets you instantly start developing and testing your cloud computing application, and you don't need to touch a single server. You save precious time and can start building your application immediately.