This discussion was moved to Enterprise Strategy and Planning as this is more a planning/strategy question than something about VMware Tools, etc. Nor is the question VMware specific. However, there is a VMware specific answer. Use VMware vRealize Orchestrator to control Azure. I also believe vReallize Automation will also work. Automation will be king for these types of things, I personally have used Jenkins with various scripts and plugins to control my hybrid cloud environment. However, be aware that you have to create fresh in Azure.
Edward L. Haletky
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Author of the books 'VMWare ESX and ESXi in the Enterprise: Planning Deployment Virtualization Servers', Copyright 2011 Pearson Education. 'VMware vSphere and Virtual Infrastructure Security: Securing the Virtual Environment', Copyright 2009 Pearson Education.