I started seeing delays of up to 300 seconds! At best there was a 1 second delay. I wondered if I was going to have present "Why we've decided not to go with Cloudflare!"
Any longtime Cloudflare users comment on how rare an event this sort of thing is? It seems rare from eyeballing the recent alert history.
On the plus side, I did get to test the "Pause CloudFlare" button in a real-world scenario!
I've been a Cloudflare user for 7+ years and a Cloudflare Enterprise user for 2 years. Before joining Enterprise, Cloudflare would suffer some kind of global or localized network outage (that impacted our operation) about once or twice a year. Most localized ones don't really get reflected on the status page properly. After joining Enterprise, this is actually the first observed incident we've encountered so far.
Though it might not be a Cloudflare-only thing because funny thing is... Verizon Fios is also down for everyone I've talked to this morning.
It's saved me lots of time and energy.