Definitely a good article. I am not sure that I understand why this is so huge though. It seems like the same DOS attacks that have been around for a while. Isn't it still a battle of who has more resources and bandwidth?
I would imagine you can easily use a firewall rule or an IDS rule to limit the number of connections coming from a particular IP address, right? Even in a DDOS scenario, you would still have an unusually high number of connections from each IP address involved, right?