I don't know what you are reading, but if you read the transcripts "look in yahoo headlines". VMW is good enough to give you comparisons all the way back to 2006, this starts through out the first couple pages of the transcripts. We know they were not public then, but it is good business of them to show you clarity and if you look at the numbers you will see "SUSTAINED" growth all the way back to their private days up to the present NOT JUST FROM THE IPO.
Next ---- go to page 4 of the transcripts where MR. MEEK makes the statement of 50% revenue growth.
So I'm not sure what you saw, but its very clearly stated.