analytics at edges

The network should provide more intelligence. How about we embed serious awareness in the form of analytics capabilities into the network? Instead of discovering distributed/networked/cloud application hiccups, failures, overloads, etc., at the core and after the fact—I want to intercept and predict them at the edges where they start. There must be markers and patterns to requests, responses, session states, etc., that can be teased out and understood by the edge.. and once observed, passed on to correlators, orchestrators, management systems, etc.