Organizations that migrate to the cloud find themselves with more complex IP address management. Decisions about addressing help determine the complexity of many other activities, especially failover planning, migrations, and firewalling. Working to simplify IP address allocations pays dividends in operational efficiency later.

Ideas to consider:

A VMware Cloud SDDC requires specific network allocations for the management components. Does your IP allocation strategy for the cloud assume that your organization will always only have a specific number of SDDCs, a specific number of sites, or that the sites are all in the same region?

Separating and isolating infrastructure management interfaces is an important step towards making it hard for attackers inside your environment. Does your IP addressing system allow for infrastructure management interfaces to be isolated from clients, workloads, and other infrastructure systems?