took them a long time to acknowledge it
As an affected customer it took our stuff out at about 8:34am pacific time. I checked their status page, everything looked fine but DNS was not after several manual attempts to query their systems. Tried to call support, queue was full. Tried to do support chat, was immediately disconnected (that surprised me I expected to be put in a queue even if I was #8590283 in line), tried to file a support ticket, internal server error. Once I saw that, I hung up the phone obviously others were reporting the issue to their support.
Given their support systems were overwhelmed I'm surprised they were unable to update the status page of their site to show an issue was going on.
They have a community support page, and that didn't get a post till about a half hour into the incident, and they didn't even get to email me that there was an issue until two minutes after it recovered(9:39am for us, email came in at 9:41am pacific time). Same with their status page the outage was going for about a half hour before it was updated.
Don't mind the outage, but would be nice if they could get their status page closer to real time status, should have it updated say within 5 minutes of a major disruption like this?
If companies really cared about a CDN provider going down because it does happen the obvious solution is multiple providers, but not many organizations are up to doing that. Though it's significantly easier than using multiple data centers or for those in public cloud multiple cloud providers. Same goes for DNS providers, nobody is forcing you to use a single provider. If it means that much to you then use a 2nd one(or a 3rd), again it's quite simple (but most orgs don't care enough to do it). I recall noticing Amazon was using Dynect about 11 years ago now for the first time(they were UltraDNS only before). And my Dyn rep at the time said they signed up one Q4 after UltraDNS had a big outage. Seems like today they still use both of those providers at least for their main domain. Meanwhile microsoft is bold enough to rely on their Azure DNS for their main domain.