This is just a great New Scalability option for VMware, other than business critical applications enablement in the virtualized platform. There are some other benefits to other solutions like high performance computing & Big Data.
The Below Video Proofs this scalability based on testing that was done by VMware using the following environment.
Hypervisor: vSphere 5.1
Server: HP DL380 Gen8
CPU: 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2690, HyperThreading disabled
HBAs: 5 x QLA2532
Storage: 2 x Violin Memory 6616 Flash Memory Arrays
VM: Windows Server 2008 R2, 8 vCPUs and 48GB.
Iometer Config: 4K IO size w/ 16 workers