The new Pancetera Unite from Santa Clara, Calif.-based Pancetera is aimed at reducing the impact of such management tasks as backup, replication, security scanning and WAN mobility in virtualized environments. Pancetera Unite quickly installs as a virtual appliance. IT managers can use the Pancetera SmartView software to view all their virtual machines from a single virtual appliance. Existing tools can be pointed to Pancetera Unite so that all data movement goes through Unite to improve management performance. It lets virtualization administrators interact with their entire VMware storage environment as they would browse a directory of files, giving them out-of-the-box compatibility with existing enterprise tools.