CKAN is open source, open data portal software used by many governments and organizations around the world to publish their data (incl. data.gov and data.gov.uk). For details on CKAN support visit: http://ckan.org/services/ IMPORTANT: This VM should be used in conjunction with CKAN 2.0 DB VM. These two VMs need to be connected and will not work without each other (make sure the DB image is made first). Connecting VMs is done when creating them in the Azure Management Portal, see http://i.imgur.com/48j2dZ5.png. It can also be done with the -c flag on the 'azure vm create' command of the Azure CLI tool making sure the "DNS-name" is the same for both. For a step-by-step guide to deployment: https://github.com/okfn/ckan/wiki/How-to-install-CKAN-2.0-on-Azure-from-VM-Depot.