[SAP Business Technology Platform on Alibaba Cloud series] How to get a free trial account on SAP Business Technology Platform from China?
SAP provides free SAP Business Technology Platform Trial accounts (i.e. SAP Cloud Platform Developer Edition accounts) for individual developers, to help them learn and explore the platform and the services in its marketplace. You can choose one of the three regions, Frankfurt (AWS), US East (AWS), and Singapore (Azure), to create your trial account. For Chinese customers or partners, although the closest region Shanghai (Alibaba Cloud) is not available in the SAP Business Technology Platform Trial, they are still recommended to apply for a trial account, if they need a personal account to get familiar with the platform before they lay their hands on a domestic landscape.
SAP为个人开发者提供了免费的SAP Business Technology Platform 试用账户（也即SAP Cloud Platform Developer Edition的账户），以帮助他们学习和浏览平台的资源和服务（但不适用于生产使用或团队开发）。您可以从三个区域——欧洲的法兰克福（AWS）、美东的弗吉尼亚州（AWS）和新加坡（Azure）——中选出一个来创建您的试用账户。对于在中国的客户或者合作伙伴来说，尽管在离他们最近的区域——上海（Alibaba Cloud）——不能开通试用账户，但是，如果他们想要在真正获得一个国内区域的账户之前先接触一下平台，那么他们还是值得去申请一个其他区域的试用账户的。
This tutorial, Get a Free Trial Account on SAP Business Technology Platform, demonstrates that in order to set up your trial account, you need to first register on the SAP website, and then log onto SAP Business Technology Platform Trial page to verify your phone number. However, many of the users with a Chinese phone number (with country code +86) reported that they couldn’t receive the SMS message containing the verification code.
To solve this, you simply need to request the SMS over 5 times, and then you will be able to request a phone call to you, which will read out the verification code for you.
If the phone call unfortunately still doesn’t work for you, you can contact an SAP colleague to open an internal ticket to the corresponding team. You should provide your account ID, email address and telephone number for the colleague and the colleague should open an ITdirect ticket with the Category ID “SRAS_IDS”.
If you cannot by any chance reach out to any SAP colleagues (CDI-users) to open a ticket for you, you may also drop an email to the SAP ID Service team directly.
如果您无法联系到任何SAP的同事来帮您开工单，那么您还可以通过邮件的形式来直接与SAP ID Service团队取得联系。